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1857-O $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7784

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 34,000
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:
MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 196, illustrated, sold for $3,220.00  From Stack's sale of May 1968, Lot 739

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2164  From the sale of the Fairfield Collection, October 1977, Lot 2164, sold for $1,840.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8861, plated, sold for $1,840.00

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 197, illustrated, sold for $747.50  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, April 28, 1967

Extremely Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1472 at $322.00

Vf-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1265, not illustrated, sold for $241.00

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

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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