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1798 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7649, 97649

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,094
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)

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Norman Stack Type Collection - Sotheby's auction, June 27, 2000 (PCGS #6309723)

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 3565, sold for $50,600.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 3566, sold for $41,400.00

Notes:
The finest "Wide Date" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest "Closed Date" example graded by PCGS is AU-53.

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