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Obverse of 1867-S Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1867-S Quarter Eagle

1867-S $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS No: 7806


Circulation strikes: 28,000
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

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1214, illustrated, sold for $12,650.00

PCGS MS-63 (illustrated above).  Ex - the Harry W. Bass, Jr. collection - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2107, sold for $10,637.50

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1280, illustrated, sold for $3,335.00

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2170, "Doubled Die Reverse", unsold

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 223, illustrated, sold for $3,450.00  From the Bowers and Merena sale of the Fairfield Collection, October 1977, Lot 1587

NGC AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 462, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

EF-45.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 768, sold for $345.00

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

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