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1890 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7842, 7916, 97916

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 8,720
Proofs: 93

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:
NGC Proof-67 Ultra Cameo.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 466, illustrated, sold for $19,550.00

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 184, illustrated, not sold

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 999, plated, sold for $776.25

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1486, sold for $402.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1660, plated, sold for $402.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-65's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-66's.

The finest Deep Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-66's.

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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