Coins Certified as of 1/22

My Coin #21059382

1881 25C BG-853A MS63

PCGS#: 133731

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: BG-853A is a new number, created in the second edition of the Breen-Gillio reference.  BG-853A includes any and all examples of the former BG-853W (created by Jay Roe) and BG-893 (created by PCGS).

"[This variety] was first discovered by Robert H. Burnie circa 1952-55 (Burnie-133), but overlooked in the first edition of his reference..."

In March 1994, Jay Roe purchased an example from Allen Stockton and assigned it new BG number 853W.  Separately, PCGS certified examples of this variety, assigning it new BG number 893.

In the second edition of the Breen-Gillio reference, the authors assigned the number BG-853A to this variety, effectively eliminating and delisting BG-853W and BG-893.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
The Jay Roe Collection, Bowers and Merena Galleries, Lot 337

Diameter: N/A Designer: N/A Edge: N/A
Mintage: N/A Weight: N/A Metal Content: Other

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3 R-9.8 51 / 580 TIE 51 / 580 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 580 TIE 1 / 580 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 580 1 / 580