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1868-S $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7808

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 34,000
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

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 662, illustrated, unsold

NGC MS-62.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 663, illustrated, sold for $4,830.00

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 225, not illustrated, not sold  From Abe Kosoff's sale of the Shuford Collection, May 1968, Lot 1868

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-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