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Obverse of 1796 Turban Head Quarter Eagle - No Stars      Reverse of 1796 Turban Head Quarter Eagle - No Stars


1796 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 1,368
Proofs: 0

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 20 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 91.7%
Other - 8.3%

Weight: 67.5 grains (4.37 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (all examples of this date and type were struck at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mint)

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Varieties:
No stars on obverse 
13 stars on obverse

Notes:
The finest 1796 Quarter Eagle graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

Significant examples:
(see individual varieties)

Recent appearances:
(see individual 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 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Obverse of 1796 Turban Head Quarter Eagle - No Stars     Reverse of 1796 Turban Head Quarter Eagle - No Stars

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries