Coins Certified as of 1/19

My Coin #40016789

1876 25C BG-786 MS64

PCGS#: 10613

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: BG-786 is a re-use of the Indian Head obverse die of BG-785 combined with the reverse of BG-779.  All three of these BG numbers have been attributed to Herman Brand as the maker.

BG-786 is listed as "Low Rarity 6" in the Breen-Gillio reference, suggesting a surviving population of "about 25 to 30 known."  However, because PCGS alone has certified 34 pieces (as of September 2014), it is more likely that the range of survivors is in the 50-75 range, making it a Rarity 5 or thereabouts.  Either way, this is a popular variety because of the Native American head on the obverse. 

Most examples of the BG-786 grade out from MS63 to MS64.  Gems are very rare, with only one PCGS MS65 at the top of the Condition Census.

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 35 R-8.8 288 / 580 TIE 288 / 580 TIE
60 or Better 28 R-8.9 266 / 580 TIE 266 / 580 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 129 / 580 TIE 129 / 580 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS64+ PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade  

Jay Roe Collection - Bowers & Merena 9/2003:232, $546

3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade