QUARTER EAGLE $2.50 GOLD PCGS PR66+ DCAM CAC Click on Coin Image to
$2.50 PCGS PR66+DCAM CAC- $36,500.00
Gem Deep CAMEO. Only 3 ( Three ) 1898
quarter eagles have been approved by CAC in Proof
66 Deep Cameo. Incredibly beautiful and rare this
is a coin to be reckoned with! Deeply reflective fields
are seen, with the devices highlighted in a nice manner,
in particular on the reverse.
can be expected for a Proof the strike is sharp, and
all details are prominently visible. Dark yellow golden
color is seen on both sides, toned to a dark color when
tilted. 19th century Proof gold, and in fact all pre
1933 Proof gold is extremely scarce, and any offering
should be considered, especially when affordable such
as the present piece.
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Coinage designs of this time were
fairly stagnant and stereotyped. In recognition of
these problems, in 1891 the Treasury sponsored a public
competition to improve them. Unfortunately Charles
Barber, the Engraver, tossed out every entry because
he could not face any competition. When he was forced
to redesign the coins himself, he simply reversed
Morgan’s Liberty head. His other contributions
were minor modifications here and there.
Christian Gobrecht’s quarter
eagle was produced without substantial modification
from 1840 to 1907, the longest span in any United
States coinage series. It uses the Coronet design
which shows Liberty facing left, her hair tied tightly
in beads, except for two curls one down the back of
her neck and the other on the side below her ear,
with LIBERTY inscribed on the coronet. She is surrounded
by thirteen stars, and the date is below the truncation.
The reverse shows the heraldic eagle
facing left holding arrows and olive branch it its
talons. The inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA arcs
around it, interrupted by the wing tips, and the denomination
2 ½ D. is below. The denomination is separated
from the legend with dots. The weight remained the
same, but the diameter was reduced from the previous
issue to 18 millimeters.