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PCGS Nos: 7847, 7921, 97921


Circulation strikes: 6,000
Proofs: 119

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:
MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 251, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00  From Abe Kosoff's sale of the Shuford Collection, May 1968, Lot 1781

MS-63+.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1287, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5998, not illustrated, sold for $552.00

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-66's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

The finest Deep Cameo Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-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