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1866-S $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7804

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 38,960
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

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 220, "Blundered Mintmark", illustrated, sold for $4,370.00  From the Bowers and Merena sale of the Fairfield Collection, October 1977, Lot 1584

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 460, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

ANACS Net AU-58, sharpness of MS-60, cleaned.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1213, illustrated, not sold

NGC AU-53.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1279, illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2169 at $1,092.50

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8866, not plated, sold for $575.00

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 221, not illustrated, not sold  From Superior's sale of February 1973, Lot 214

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 222, "Blundered Mintmark", not illustrated, not sold

PCGS VF-30.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8865, not plated, sold for $402.50  Ex: Bass IV (Bowers and Merena, 1/00), lot 221; (Superior, 2/73), lot 214

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-61.

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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