Coins Certified as of 1/19

My Coin #40016779

1874/7874 25C BG-776 MS61

PCGS#: 10603

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: BG-776 is another of the Liberty Head Octagonal Quarter Dollars made in Period Two (1858-1882). In preparing the die, the engraver punched the date into the steel as 7874, mistakenly using a 7 punch for the 1.  Upon noticing his mistake, the engraver corrected the error by hand-engraving a misshapen 1 over the first 7.  On the reverse, other engraving arrors are noted: in an attempt to finish the second L of DOLLAR, the engraver slipped with his tool and left two long lines running down and to the right of the second L and from the left side of the A.

In the Breen-Gillio reference, this variety is listed as a Low Rarity 5 (about 60 to 75 known), which is consistent with the PCGS Population Report totals.

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 75 R-8.2 407 / 580 TIE 407 / 580 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 377 / 580 TIE 377 / 580 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 129 / 580 TIE 129 / 580 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade