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Coins Certified as of 12/4

My Coin #10976581

1855 25C Arrows MS63

CERTIFICATION#: 10976581
PCGS#: 5435

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: After the frenetic pace of production of Quarter Dollars in the previous two years, things settled down at the Philadelphia Mint in 1855.  Mint employees produced nearly three million Quarters -- still a healthy amount, but more than a four-fold reduction from the previous year. 

Most 1855 Quarters are well-struck, though some show occasional weakness on one or more of the obverse stars.  High-grade examples are semi-scarce.  Mint State examples cluster around the MS63 and MS64 grades but go as high as MS66 at POCGS.  "Finest Known" honors could go to any one of the three PCGS MS66s, or the NGC MS67+* example from the Eric P. Newman collection that sold recently for a record $41,125.

 

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,857,000 Weight: 6.20 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 5 / 6 80 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 120 R-7.8 4 / 6 69 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 3 / 6 42 / 114 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Bill Nagle, sold privately in 12/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98342, $27,025 (plate-matched) - Heritage 4/2016:4620, $36,425

2 MS66+ estimated grade  

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33371, $41,125

3 MS66 PCGS grade  

National Rare Coins, sold privately in 9/2001 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98430, $17,625

4 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2015:5022, $15,275

4 MS66 PCGS grade