1815 25C MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -32142
PCGS#: 5321

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Bluestone Sale (1947) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $9350

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: After an eight-year hiatus, the U.S. Mint resumed production of Quarter Dollars in 1815.  In that year, Mint employees produced a total of 89,235 Quarters, a significant reduction from the mintage of 1807 and far below the number of Quarter Dollars that would be produced three years later in 1818. Apparently, there was some economic reason for producing Quarter Dollars in 1815 which, hopefully, was satisfied by the new production.

The 1815 is semi-scarce, but there are ample supplies of Mint State examples to satisfy collector demand, though prices are high (as are the prices for most early U.S. type coins).  The top ten examples of this date include coins graded from MS65 to MS67, the best coin being the NGC MS67 example from the Eric P. Newman collection.

Diameter: 27.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 89,235 Weight: 6.74 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
25
1,350
16
45+
2,750
50+
3,400
53+
3,900
55+
4,700
58+
5,400
62+
6,750
63+
9,500
64+
17,000
65+
43,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,875 R-4.6 13 / 15 15 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 67 R-8.3 12 / 15 TIE 16 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 8 / 15 TIE 13 / 24 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ estimated grade  

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Green Estate - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $12.50 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33335, $282,000

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Stack’s, sold privately in the 1940s - Hank Rogers Collection, sold privately in the early 1970’s - Jimmy Hayes Collection - Stack’s 10/1985:35 - E. Richard Collection - Stack’s 10/1989:684 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1057, $96,937.50

2 MS66 PCGS grade   B-1, Heritage 9/2009:559
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade  

American Numismatic Rarities "Classics Sale" 3/2004:532, $50,600