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Obverse of 1900 Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1900 Quarter Eagle


1900 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7852, 7926, 87926, 97926

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 67,000
Proofs: 205

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

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-69 Ultra Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8880, plated, unsold

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof 65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3959, illustrated, sold for $9,200.00

ANACS Proof-64 Cameo.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7534, illustrated, sold for $8,337.50

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7512, not illustrated, sold for $517.50

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7513, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2195, unsold

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2196, sold for $431.25

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1000, not plated, sold for $632.50

Brilliant Uncirculated. Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1487, sold for $230.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-67's

The finest Cameo Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

The finest Deep Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-67'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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