OR QUARTER EAGLE
PCGS Nos: 7843, 7917, 97917
Circulation strikes: 10,960
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%
grains (4.18 grams)
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle on the reverse
Images courtesy of
PCGS Proof-65. Ex - Ira
& Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family
Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1286, illustrated, sold
PCGS Proof Cameo-64. Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite
Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 3599, sold for $10,925.00
PCGS Proof-63. Ex - Bowers &
Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part
III", May 21, 2001, Lot 185, illustrated, sold for $4,370.00
MS-63. Ex - Heritage Numismatic
Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2,
2001, Lot 5996, not illustrated, sold for $747.50
PCGS MS-62. Ex - Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature
Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8870, not plated, sold for $575.00
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.
Proof 1891 Quarter Eagles were sold by the Mint as part of four-piece Gold
Proof Sets and/or they were available individually for $2.75 each!
The finest Proof example
graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.
The finest Proof Cameo
example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-65.
The finest Proof Deep
Cameo graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-66.
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial
Coins" by Walter Breen
"The PCGS Population
Report, April 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service
"An Index of the Coins
& Medals of The Cabinet of the Mint of the United States at
Philadelphia" by R.A. McClure, Curator, 1891