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Obverse of 1894 Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1894 Quarter Eagle


1894 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7846, 7920, 87920, 97920
 
Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,000
Proofs: 122

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 18 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 64.5 grains (4.2 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:
Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1662, plated, sold for $4,600.00

NGC Proof 62 Ultra Cameo.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3956, illustrated, sold for $3,450.00

PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 778, plated, unsold

PCGS MS-64 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 691 sold for $3,105.00, where it was described (in part) as follows: "Only 4,000 were struck for circulation of which this is probably in the top 40 known. Frosty luster in the fields and the devices are sharply struck. Lovely orange-gold frost is noted around the periphery."

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 779, plated, unsold

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2190, unsold

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1219, not illustrated, not sold

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-67's

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

The finest Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-62's.

The finest Deep Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-65'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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