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1889 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7841, 7915

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 17,600
Proofs: 48

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 Proof-65.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 691, illustrated, sold for $17,250.00.  From the Luther A. Breck Collection 

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2189 Not Sold

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 6 MS-65's.

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

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

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