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1869-S $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7810

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 29,500
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:
AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 227, not illustrated, sold for $2,645.00  From Harmer, Rooke's sale of November 1969, Lot 437

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2172 at $690.00

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 228, not illustrated, sold for $368.00   Purchased from Ed Shapiro from Ed Shapiro, January 17, 1968

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66'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

 
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