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Obverse of 1901 Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1901 Quarter Eagle


1901 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7853, 7927, 87927, 97927

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 91,100
Proofs: 223

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) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-69 Cameo.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 665, illustrated, sold for $69,000.00

NGC MS-68.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc. "The Pre-Long Beach Auction", January 25-28, 2004, Lot 3132, illustrated, bought back by the consignor for $12,650.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7535, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2197, sold for $2,185.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2198, unsold

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2199, unsold

PCGS MS-65 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 693, sold for $1,322.00

MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 254, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00  From Lester Merkin's sale of September 1967, Lot 386

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 694, sold for $552.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7514, not illustrated, sold for $517.50

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 695, sold for $460.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1001, not plated, sold for $546.25

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

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.

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

The finest Deep Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 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