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1854-O $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7772

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 153,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 18 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 64.5 grains (4.18 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans, LA) below the eagle on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 449, illustrated, sold for $1,437.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1470 @$2,300.00  Ex: American Numismatic Association Convention Sale (Stack's August 1976, lot 2806)

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 191, not illustrated, sold for $1,725.00  From Lester Merkin's sale of March 1969, Lot 58

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8860, not plated, sold for $747.50

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64's.

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

 
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