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1875 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7822, 7901, 87901

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 400
Proofs: 20

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) below the eagle on the reverse

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

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

The finest Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PRCA-65's.

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-66 Cameo.  Offered by Albanese Rare Coins, Inc. in the December 30, 2003 issue of Numismatic News for $60,000.00

PCGS Proof-65 Cameo.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 732, illustrated, sold for $36,800.00

MS-62 Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 464, illustrated, not sold

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
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