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1805 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7653

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,781
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)

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Notes:
The finest 1805 Quarter Eagle graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8828, plated, sold for $12,075.00  Previously offered at Heritage's 1998 FUN Sale, lot 7504

XF-40.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2079, where it was described as follows: "1805 XF40 Faint hairlines from old cleaning; a few short marks in the hair. The first style Quarter Eagle has what is known as the heraldic eagle reverse. This type was modeled by Robert Scot and was in production off and on between 1796 and 1807. For 1805, only 1,781 pieces were struck.", sold for $3,680.00

Recent appearances:
About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 35, "Breen-1", plated, sold for $8,050.00  Ex Auction '87(RARCOA's session, August 1, lot 1389)

AU-55, Mount removed, cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5663, illustrated, sold for $2,990.00

NGC AU-53.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 3567, sold for $35675.00

NGC VF-20.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8827, plated, sold for $3,565.00

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