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1875-S $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7823

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 11,600
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:
NGC AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 465, illustrated, not sold

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2178 at $575.00

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 236, not illustrated, sold for $460.00  From Abe Kosoff's sale of October 1968, Lot 789

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 56 sold for $287.50

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

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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