1862 25C AU50

CERTIFICATION#: 26025301
PCGS#: 5456

Owner's Comments

Mintage 932,000

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1862 Quarter Dollar appears to be a common date, based on its mintage of 932,000 coins and the fact that the 1862 is priced similarly to the 1858 and 1861, both of which have substantially larger mintages.  However, a peek at the PCGS Population Report indicates that the 1862 is far less common than either of those two dates.  To this writer, this makes the 1862 an excellent value -- by all accounts it should be priced higher, not the same as, the 1858 and 1861.  Put another way, if I had to choose between similarly graded and priced 1858, 1861, and 1862 Quarter Dollars, I would choose the 1862 every time.

One of the very best examples is the PCGS MS67 illustrated above.  It is a well-struck, visually appealing example, with frosty luster and golden-brown toning on both sides.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 932,000 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 1,600 R-4.7 45 / 49 93 / 114
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 40 / 49 84 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 24 / 49 TIE 56 / 114 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4213, $15,275

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade