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Obverse of 1898 Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1898 Quarter Eagle


1898 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7850, 7924, 97924

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 24,000
Proofs: 165

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.

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection" Sale - Part 1, February 18-20, 2001

NGC Proof-68.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 186, illustrated, not sold  From the Pittman Collection

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 467, illustrated, sold for $14,662.50

PCGS Proof 65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3957, illustrated, sold for $10,062.00

PCGS Proof-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 187, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2194 at $1,725.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 5 PR-67's.

The finest Deep Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67's.

Varieties:

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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