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1796 $2 1/2 No Stars MS

1796 $2 1/2 No Stars MS

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 8208)

The 1796 Gold quarter eagle is part of a series of Capped bust gold quarter eagle coins struck from 1796-1807. The specific variety is No Stars. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 91.67% gold; 8.33% silver & copper from a mintage of 963 struck.
Rare and highly desirable as a one-year gold type coin. This is the first year of issue for the quarter eagle denomination. Stars were added to the design in the same year for the second type.
Obverse: Liberty with cap, facing right, in a plain field with the word LIBERTY across the top periphery. The date is centered at the bottom.
Reverse: The centerpiece of the reverse is the so-called "heraldic eagle" with wings fully spread and emblazoned with a shield replacing the chest. A ribbon bearing the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM hangs from the beak. The eagles right talon holds bundle of arrows and an olive branch in the right. Above the eagle's head are a group of stars and clouds with the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA at the top periphery. No denomination is mentioned.

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GSID: 8208
Coin Date: 1796
Denomination: $2 1/2 / Gold quarter eagle
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 963
Coinage Type: Capped bust gold quarter eagle
Coinage Years: 1796-1807
Prefix: One-Year Type
Composition: 91.67% gold; 8.33% silver & copper
Variety: No Stars
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 20 mm
Fineness: 0.9167
Weight: 4.37 gr
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: Robert Scot
Obverse Lettering: LIBERTY, 1796
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
PCGS #: 7645
NGC ID: 25F2

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