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PCGS No: 7774


Circulation strikes: 235,480
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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Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 192, illustrated, sold for $6,900.00  From the Bowers & Merena sale of the Fairfield Collection, October 1977, Lot 1545

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1471, sold for $575.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 995, plated, sold for $373.75

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-65'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