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1887 $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 7839, 7913, 87913, 97913


Circulation strikes: 6,160
Proofs: 122

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

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 11 MS-64's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-65's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-63.

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

Recent appearances:
Proof-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6008, not illustrated, sold for $1,207.50

Brilliant Uncirculated. Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1485 @$661.25

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