OR QUARTER EAGLE
PCGS Nos: 7788, 7885, 97788
Circulation strikes: 39,364
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%
grains (4.18 grams)
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle on the reverse
Images courtesy of Ira
& Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.
PCGS MS-65 (illustrated above). Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles,
Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 681
it was described (in part) as follows: "A satiny gem that boasts
light coppery toning and blazing mint luster. The strike is sharp, with
complete hair detail on Liberty and the eagle. This is the finest graded
coin by PCGS, the only coin in its grade category, furthermore, there is
only a single coin graded MS-64 by that service. NGC has graded one
higher, an MS-67, but we have not seen this apparently amazing coin.
Examination will note a couple of very trivial handling marks before
Liberty's face, but this coin is obviously a gem by anyone's
Proof-66. Ex - Bowers and
Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV
Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 201, illustrated, not sold From Stack's sale of
April 1978, Lot 805; Bowers & Merena sale of Bass III Sale, here
PCGS MS-61. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W.
Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot
202, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00 Purchased from Jack L. Klausen, June 19, 1968
NGC MS-61. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin &
Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May
28-30, 2001, Lot 1267, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00
AU-58 (illustrated below).
Ex - Superior
Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2104,
"Type 1 Reverse" @ $1,150.00
AU-50. Ex - Ira &
Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection,
Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3950, illustrated, sold for
The finest Uncirculated "New Rev." examples graded by PCGS
are 2 MS-66's.
The finest Uncirculated
"Old Rev." example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.
The finest Proof "Old
Rev." example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.
The finest Proof Deep Cameo
"Old Rev." example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.
"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