1863 25C XF40

PCGS#: 5458

Owner's Comments

Mintage 191,600 Tough Date

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: 1863 saw a precipitous decline in the mintage of the Quarter Dollars, signalling the start of a more gradual drop-off that lasted for the next decade.  In fact, the next time that a mintage would exceed that of the 1863 was in 1873, when a change in the weight of the silver coins forced a renewed effort to make replacement Quarters for those removed from circulation. 

Even with its reduced mintage, the 1863 is not a particularly rare coin.  Several dozen Mint State examples are known, ranging in grades from MS61 to MS66, with most examples appearing in MS64 and MS65.  The finest example is a single MS66+.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 191,600 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 600 R-5.8 34 / 49 TIE 62 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 35 / 49 TIE 65 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 24 / 49 TIE 56 / 114 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade