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1872 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7815, 7898, 97898

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,000
Proofs: 30

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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Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 231, illustrated, sold for $12,075.00  Purchased from Joe Flynn, September 2, 1971

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1474 @$3,220.00

EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5987, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

Extremely Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1475 @$632.50

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-66's.

The finest Deep Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-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

 
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