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Obverse of 1892 Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1892 Quarter Eagle

1892 $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 7844, 7918, 97918


Circulation strikes: 2,440
Proofs: 105

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 Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-64 Cameo (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 690, sold for $6,325.00, where it was described (in part) as follows: "Just 105 proofs were struck this year of which about one-third are in this grade or higher. NGC states in their Population Report that just 6 have been graded as such, with 10 graded higher. PCGS in their Population Report notes that an even dozen have been graded as PR-64, with 9 graded higher. This particular coin shows minor hairlines and a tick mark or two from handling. There is an identifying speck between and below the 92 of the date. Hazy toning on both sides, and well frosted on the devices. Currently in NGC holder #639158-002."

ANACS Proof-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3601, sold for $5,750.00

PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 775, unsold  Only one finer example!

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 776, unsold

PCGS MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7508, not illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-67's.

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

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-62.

The finest  Proof Deep Cameo graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-66. 

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