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Obverse of 1877 Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1877 Quarter Eagle


1877 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7826, 7903

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,632
Proofs: 120

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

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
NGC MS-62 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2110 @ $3,680.00

Recent appearances:
MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 239, illustrated, sold for $5,520.00  Purchased from Don Dethlefsen, August 15, 1972

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

The finest  Proof Deep Cameo graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-65. 

Varieties:

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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