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PCGS No: 7889, 97889


Circulation strikes: 0
Proofs: 30

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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Significant examples:

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-65's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-64'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