1889 25C MS67

PCGS#: 5522

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Gordon Wrubel: Philadelphia Mint circulation strike quarters from 1879-1889 have low mintages ranging from 5,000 to 15,200. The reason for these tiny mintage figures was the Bland-Allison Silver Act of 1878. The Act mandated the minting of prodigious amounts of dollar coins to satisfy the demands of Western mining interests. This taxed the Mint's coining and die making machinery which resulted in meager production of sorely needed minor coinage. The situation was not corrected until 1892 with the introduction of the new Barber coinage. With survival estimates in the 15% range, circulation strike quarters of these dates were, and still are, highly sought by date collectors, and hoarded by some.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 12,000 Weight: 6.30 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 1,500 R-4.8 33 / 48 TIE 89 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 350 R-6.3 37 / 48 TIE 91 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 42 / 48 84 / 114

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Larry Shapiro Collection - Heritage 9/2009:588, $12,650 - David Hall/Van Simmons

1 MS68 PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade  
3 MS67+ PCGS grade