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1857 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5442, 5553, 85553

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 9,644,000
Proofs: estimated 40

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, modified by Christian Gobrecht and Robert Ball Hughes, executed by James Barton Longacre; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: ±24.3 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: ±96 grains (±6.2 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

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Significant examples:
NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 566, illustrated, sold for $6,037.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 392, illustrated, sold for $4,082.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1450, illustrated, sold for $3,335.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5802, not illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8138, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 567, illustrated, sold for $1,323.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 328, not illustrated, sold for $632.50

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5801, not illustrated, sold for $149.50

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-65's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-64.

Sources and recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
 

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