1926 U.S. Sesquicentennial Commemorative Gold Quarter Eagle, PCGS MS-64, Toned
A 1926 gold quarter eagle coin in Mint State MS-64 condition, professionally graded and authenticated by PCGS. This coin was minted to commemorate the nation's sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary since the 1776 Declaration of Independence. The coin has no wear, strong luster, and areas of copper-red toning. This listing is for the exact coin pictured.
Up until 1933, when President Roosevelt demonetized all gold coins, the U.S. produced gold coins in denominations ranging from $1 up to $20. Each denomination had a name, with an "eagle" representing the $10 coin, "double eagle" for the $20, and half eagle for the $5 coin. This quarter eagle coin was worth $2.50, and contains an amount of gold equivalent to roughly $2.50 at the time it was minted. With the price of gold now at over $1000 an ounce, a modern quarter eagle coin would weigh about 8mg.
This coin measures 18mm in diameter, 4.2g in weight, and is made of .900 fine gold. If you have any questions about the coin (or about coin collecting in general), please send me a message and I'll be happy to respond.