Coins Certified as of 11/26

My Coin #06717554

1864-S 25C VF35

PCGS#: 5460

Owner's Comments

Mintage 20,000 Scarce Rarity 8.2

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1864-S Quarter Dollar is a nice, Civil War era rarity with a small mintage of only 20,000 coins.  In fact, this date has the smallest mintage of any Seated Liberty Quarter from the San Francisco Mint.  Naturally, this date is  rare and difficult to obtain in virtually all grades.  The images above give some indication of what is available to collectors -- very few examples, most of which are in low grade.  Mint State examples are exceedingly rare, led by the remarkable NGC MS68 from the celebrated Eliasberg Collection.  It is difficult to tell what nice examples are supposed to look like, as so few are available, but observing the Eliasberg example, we note weakness on most of the stars on the right side of the obverse and just a bit of softness on the eagle's right (viewer's left) leg feathers, and possibly the mintmark. 

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 20,000 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 80 R-8.2 2 / 49 4 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 2 / 49 TIE 4 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 estimated grade  

William M. Friesner Collection - Edouard Frossard 6/1894 - J.M. Clapp - John Clapp - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1483, $104,500 - Bowers & Merena 8/2006:3078, not sold

2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
5 MS63 estimated grade