1976-D 25C Clad MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 10234600
PCGS#: 5897

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1976-D Clad Bicentennial Quarter is a one year type. It has a Colonial Drummer. In early wars from the 1700-1800's young boys were used as drummer boys to help signal men in the battlefield. Some young boys enlisted voluntarily to become a battlefield drummer.  Drummer boys were admired by other young kids as being brave and courageous. It is believed that some drummer boys were as young as 7 years old. There is an account of a 12 year drummer boy being killed in the American Civil War.  

The design on the 1976 Bicentennial Quarter reminds us of the young boys who grew up in the midst of these battles. Many of these quarters were pulled from circulation as they had a different reverse design that it made them appealing to the public. So, it is very difficult to find them in circulation despite them being minted by the hundreds of millions. 

Coins in MS66 condition are scarce. In MS67 they are a little scarcer with many hundreds of if not thousands still out there. In Ms68 condition they are truly scarce with less than a dozen known and none being graded higher.    

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: John Flanagan Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 860,118,839 Weight: N/A Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 258,035,651 R-1.0 1 / 2 TIE 1 / 64 TIE
60 or Better 77,410,695 R-1.0 1 / 2 TIE 4 / 64 TIE
65 or Better 15,482,139 R-1.0 1 / 2 TIE 7 / 64 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade