1865-S 25C XF45

PCGS#: 5462

Owner's Comments

Mintage 41,000 Challenging date in XF and Above

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1865, production of Quarter Dollars jumped up at the San Francisco Mint, more than doubling the mintage of the previous year, yet still reaching only 41,000 coins.  Pricing for this date mimics that of the 1862-S in most grades, but the 1865-S is slightly less expensive at the high end.  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census contains coins from MS63 at the low end to a single MS66+ at the high end.  Most examples we have seen are well-struck, though most show slight weakness on some of the obverse stars.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 41,000 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 400 R-6.2 17 / 49 TIE 34 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 9 / 49 TIE 21 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 49 TIE 3 / 114 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Goldbergs 1/2011:1363, $57,500 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11346, not sold - Heritage 4/2013:4214, $58,750

1 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 estimated grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade