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Obverse of 1893 Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1893 Quarter Eagle

1893 $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 7845, 7919, 97919


Circulation strikes: 30,000
Proofs: 106

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

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Significant examples:
PCGS Proof-66 Deep Cameo.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc. "The Pre-Long Beach Auction", January 25-28, 2004, Lot 3129, illustrated, bought back by the consignor for $25,300.00

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-67.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 777, unsold  Finest example known

Choice About Uncirculated, very close to full Mint State.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1661, not plated, sold for $218.50

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 10 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-64.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 4 PRDC-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