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Obverse of 1896 Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1896 Quarter Eagle


1896 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7848, 7922, 97922

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 19,070
Proofs: 132

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 Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66, Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7177, illustrated, sold for $23,000.00

MS-65.  Ex - Stack's "Stewart Collection" sale, May 1972, Lot 1698 - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 252, illustrated, sold for $3,450.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7509, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

NGC MS-64 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 780, plated, sold for $1,092.50

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 692, sold for $489.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1220, not illustrated, sold for $529.00

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2191, sold for $287.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 5 PR-66's.

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

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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