1796 25C AU58

CERTIFICATION#: 08675338
PCGS#: 5310

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1796 quarter was the first U.S. quarter. It is also a one year only type coin...Draped Bust, small eagle...and the only U.S. quarter struck in the 18th century. This is a rare coin in all grades. However, it is available in mint state condition since in the early part of the 20th century coin collector/hoarder extraordinaire Col. E. H. R. Green aquired a hoard of as many as 100 uncirculated specimens. There is one 1796 quarter that stands out above all the rest, the PCGS graded MS67 pictured above. The quality and eye appeal of this specimen are truly off the charts.

 

 

Diameter: 27.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 6,146 Weight: 6.74 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
45+
51,000
50+
54,500
53+
58,500
55+
63,000
58+
72,500
62+
105,000
63+
150,000
64+
265,000
65+
400,000
1
66
550,000
2
66+
650,000
67
1,500,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 650 R-5.7 1 / 1 2 / 6
60 or Better 90 R-8.1 1 / 1 6 / 6
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 1 / 1 5 / 6 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade Larry Stack - Eric Streiner - Jay Parino - John Albanese - East Coast collector
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade   David Hall/Van Simmons - Far East collector
4 MS65 PCGS grade  

Browning 2a.  Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1988:1512 as "MS-60 to 63, prooflike", $36,300 - Heritage 8/2010:3107 (as PCGS MS65 13154977), $322,000