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1867 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7805, 7893, 97893

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,200
Proofs: 50

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:

Recent appearances:
Net Proof-60, finer quality, but rim gouges.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 461, illustrated, not sold

AU-50, Lightly cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5985, not illustrated, sold for $661.25

EF-40, Lightly cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5984, not illustrated, sold for $379.50

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

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

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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