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Obverse of 1804 Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1804 Quarter Eagle


1804 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE -
14 STARS ON REVERSE

PCGS No: 7652

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 2,827
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)

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Notes:
The finest "14 Star Reverse" 1804 Quarter Eagles graded by PCGS are 2 MS-63's.

Significant examples:
(Illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries 2000 A.N.A. Mid-Winter Sale

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8826, "14 Star Reverse", plated, sold for $16,100.00

MS-60.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - William Walser - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 694, illustrated, sold for $12,650.00

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1649, "Breen 1, 14 Star Reverse", plated, sold for $7,475.00   The reverse die used to produce this coin was also used in the minting of 1804 Dimes.  The cross-shaped pattern of the stars above the eagle has led the numismatic community to believe that this die was left over from 1798

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 115, "14 Stars", illustrated, sold for $9,430.00  From Quality Sales Corporation's sale of the John A. Beck Collection, January 1975, Lot 92

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