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Obverse of 1860 Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1860 Quarter Eagle


1860 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7791, 97791, 7886

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 22,563
Proofs: 112

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, Pennsylvania) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc. "The John Jay Pittman Collection", illustrated

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3951, "New Reverse", illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

MS-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 206, "New Reverse", illustrated, sold for $1,035.00  Purchased from Jack L. Klausen, July 12, 1968

NGC MS-61. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 454, "Old Rev.", illustrated, sold for $805.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 205, "Old Reverse", illustrated, sold for $2,530.00  From Abe Kosoff's sale of the Shuford Collection, April 1968, Lot 1750


Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "New Reverse" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest Uncirculated "Old Reverse" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS are is a single PR-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

 
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