1831 25C Small Letters MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 03389509
PCGS#: 5348

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: 1831 was the year of transition to the new close collar reduced diameter (24mm versus 28mm) quarter coinage. In order to get the best striking results from his design, William Kneass tried two different letter sizes for the reverse die. The Small Letter reverse can be distinguished not only by their smaller size, as they are about as WIDE as they are TALL. The letters are also noticeably FARTHER AWAY from the rim than the Large Letter variety. The Large Letters appear to be TALLER than they are WIDE and are placed CLOSER to the rim. In total population, the Small Letter variety is about five times more common than the Large Letter variety. The Mint State population difference is even more striking with about eight times as many examples graded than the Large Letter variety.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 398,000 Weight: 6.74 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
2
27
3
48
45+
540
1
50+
1,000
53+
1,150
55+
1,350
58+
1,825
62+
3,950
63+
5,950
65+
41,500
1
67

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,625 R-4.2 7 / 9 21 / 24
60 or Better 225 R-6.7 9 / 9 24 / 24
65 or Better 21 R-9.0 9 / 9 20 / 24

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS65+ PCGS grade