Quarter Eagle - The obverse of the 1798 Quarter
Eagle had stars arranged with six on the left and
seven on the right. The issue had two reverses-with either
four or five berries on the olive branch.
The Five Berry reverse is significantly scarcer
of the two. This reverse was also used on the dimes of 1798
to 1800. Both reverse varieties have thirteen stripes on the
The Four Berry coin is placed first in the
emission sequence because the 1796 and 1797 reverse dies also
have only four berries.
Both varieties have a total mintage of 1,094
coins; however, a delivery of 480 coins was made in December,
1799. About 20 to 25 examples survive today.
Specifications: Weight: 4.37 grams
Composition: .9167 gold, .0833 silver and copper
Diameter: approximately 20 millimeters