1862-S 25C XF45

PCGS#: 5457

Owner's Comments

Mintage 67,000 Solid for the grade

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1862-S Quarter Dollar has a smaller mintage than the 1859-S and the 1861-S, yet it is priced much lower, especially in high grades.  Where the 1859-S and 1861-S are virtually unobtainable in Mint State, the 1862-S is scarce, but available.  That is not to say that the known examples are nice -- the 1862-S is more likely to appear in MS62 than any other grade, and the best examples top out at MS64.  Amazingly, the price record for this date goes all the way back to 1997, when the Eliasberg example sold for $7,700.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 67,000 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 10 / 49 TIE 23 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 14 / 49 TIE 31 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade