1805 25C MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -32138
PCGS#: 5313

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Numismatic Gallery Sale (1947) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $12650

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1805, a real effort was made to produce Quarter Dollars for circulation.  The result was a large mintage of over 120,000 pieces, easily eclipsing the tiny mintages of 1796 and 1804.  Hundreds of certified, circulated examples complement the many raw pieces that are available to collectors.  Mint State examples are a bit more elusive and far more expensive.  The most frequently-seen grade is MS63, where at least a dozen examples are known.  MS64 examples are rare, and only one example is known in MS65.

Five different obverse and reverse die combinations comprise the whole mintage for this year. 

Diameter: 27.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 121,394 Weight: 6.74 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
1
190
3
45+
4,400
50+
5,350
53+
6,200
55+
7,500
58+
9,000
60
11,000
61
12,000
1
62+
14,000
63+
28,000
1
65
135,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,875 R-4.4 4 / 5 5 / 6
60 or Better 42 R-8.6 3 / 5 3 / 6
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 5 TIE 2 / 6 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade   Heritage 1/2007:904, $74,750 - Madison collection - Heritage 1/2008:2775, $402,500
3 MS64 PCGS grade   Heritage 4/2006:1462, $27,485 - Joseph C. Thomas collection - Heritage 5/2009: 601, $25,300 - Heritage 10/2009:476, $22,500
3 MS64 PCGS grade   RARCOA 7/1985:147 - Superior 2/1993:434 - Heritage 1/2003:6629 - Heritage 1/2006:3145 - Joseph C. Thomas collection - Heritage 4/2009:2313, $35,937.50
3 MS64 PCGS grade