Coins Certified as of 10/26

My Coin #-56245

1866-S 25C MS62

PCGS#: 5469

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex: "New York Collector" Sale; Edouard Frossard; J.M. Clapp; John H. Clapp; Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. Sold by Bowers & Merena Apr '97 price realized $3,190. Lot #1487.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The scarcity of the 1866-S Quarter Dollar can be blamed on its small mintage and the dearth of coin collectors in the far West.  Because so few nice examples have survived, this is one of the condition-rarities of the series.  However, there is one outstanding example that sets the standard for this date -- a superb PCGS MS66 that burst onto the market in 2008 and set a record price of $97,750.  The next most valuable example sold for less than a fifth of that price, underscoring the desirability of this exceptional example. 

The majority of the 1866-S Quarter Dollars examined by PCGS have been circulated, with most of those examples scattered fairly evenly from VF20 to XF45.  In AU and better conditions, this date is a true prize.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 28,000 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 350 R-6.3 12 / 48 TIE 23 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 6 / 48 TIE 14 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 48 TIE 3 / 114 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade   Silbermünzen Collection - Heritage 5/2008:321
2 MS64 estimated grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
5 MS62 PCGS grade