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1862-S $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7798

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 8,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 18 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 64.5 grains (4.18 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) below the eagle on the reverse

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3587, sold for $5,060.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1275, illustrated, sold for $4,370.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 458, illustrated, not sold

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 216, illustrated, sold for $4,945.00  Purchased from Rowe and Brownlee, June 25, 1968

NGC AU-53.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 459, illustrated, sold for $3,105.00

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

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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