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1882 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7834, 7908, 97908

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,000
Proofs: 67

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:

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 245, illustrated, sold for $3,680.00  Purchased from Goliad Corporation; formerly in our sale of the Fairfield Collection, October 1977, Lot 1632

MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5992, not illustrated, sold for $1,322.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 5 PR-66's.

The finest Deep Cameo Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-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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