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1853 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7767

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,404,668
Proofs: estimated 5

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: ±18 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 64.5 grains (4.18 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7167, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 447, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 654, illustrated, sold for $1,207.50

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2160, unsold

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8859, not plated, sold for $442.75 

NGC MS-61.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7501, not illustrated, sold for $304.75

Brilliant Uncirculated with claims to Choice.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1656, not plated, sold for $718.75

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8858, not plated, sold for $1,351.25  Ex: S.S. Central America

EF-40 Huge Lamination.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7064, illustrated, not sold

Extremely Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1467, sold for $161.00

VF-30.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1259, not illustrated, sold for $161.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service