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1796 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE -
WITH STARS ON OBVERSE

PCGS No: 7647

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 432
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 variety were struck at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mint)

Notes:
The finest "Stars" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 753, "Stars on Obverse", sold for $54,998.75

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 988,"With stars", plated, sold for $48,875.00  Ex - Amon G. Carter, Jr. Family Collection (Stack's January 18, 1984, lot 529)

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