1976 QUARTER DOLLAR - BICENTENNIAL
PCGS No: 5896
Circulation strikes: 809,784,016
Designer: Obverse by John Flanagan;
Reverse by Jack L. Ahr
Diameter: 24.3 millimeters
Outer layers - 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Center - 100% Copper
grains (5.7 grams)
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, PA) on the obverse just right of the ribbon
Four three-piece sets (Quarter Dollar, Half Dollar,
and Dollar) were struck as Proofs but without mintmarks. One
set went to then-President Gerald Ford, another to the American
Revolution Bicentennial Commission administrator, John W. Warner, another
to Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, and the other to Gerald Ford's appointment
secretary, Anne L. Armstrong.
The finest Uncirculated
"Clad" examples graded by PCGS are 66 MS-67's.
Herbert, Alan, "Coin Clinic",
NUMISMATIC NEWS, October 5, 1999, Krause Publications, Iola, WI, p.
38 (see also August 27, 1974 front page of NUMISMATIC NEWS).
"Where are they
now?" by Summer Douglass, COIN WORLD, September 10, 2001, page
"The PCGS Population
Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service