PCGS 7767 - 1853 $2.50

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The 1853 quarter eagle is one of a series of common dates issued 1851-57 at the Philadelphia mint. The type ran 1840-1907 but rare dates abound.

Recorded mintage: 1,404,668.

Specification: 4.18 g, .900 fine gold, .120 troy oz AGW, 18 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 72.


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  • Yeoman, R. S., and Kenneth Bressett (ed.), A Guide Book of United States Coins, 59th Ed., Atlanta, GA: Whitman Publishing, 2005.

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