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1870 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7811, 7896

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,520
Proofs: 35

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:

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-65'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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