Coins Certified as of 2/9

My Coin #-52285

1854-O 25C Arrows MS66

PCGS#: 5433

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex: Matthew A. Stickney Collection; H. Chapman; John H. Clapp; Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Sold by Bowers & Merena Apr '97 price realized $34,100. Lot #1457.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Quarter Dollars with mintages of over a million coins were unheard of until 1853.  In 1853 and 1854, the Philadelphia Mint killed the old mintage records by a mile.  Both years boasted mintages of over 12 million coins, a monster effort.  In 1853 and 1854, the New Orleans Mint contributed by producing over a million quarters in each of those years.  The mintage of the 1854-O Quarter is only slightly higher than that of the 1853-O, but the 1854-O is much less expensive because of a larger supply in all grades.

Mint State examples of the 1854-O With Arrows Quarter are scarce, but not rare.  The best example is a single PCGS MS66.

Be sure to check the mintmark on any 1854-O Quarter Dollar for the rare and elusive Huge O variety.  The mintmark on this unusual variety is over-sized and misshapen, making it easy to distinguish.


Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,484,000 Weight: 6.20 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 700 R-5.6 4 / 6 70 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 3 / 6 58 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 2 / 6 19 / 114 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade