1818/5 25C MS65

CERTIFICATION#: -32145
PCGS#: 5323

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Green; 1946 ANA Sale Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $40700

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1818/5 Quarter Dollar is one of ten die vareities of the year, and it is the only one which shows an overdate.  In it's first use (Browning 1), the obverse die shows clear remnants of a 5 beneath the second 8 of the date, as well as evidence of clashing from the reverse scroll that shows up as a line connecting the tops of the digits of the date.  Later, the die was polished to remove the underdate, then the die was used again (Browning 3) with a different reverse.

The 1818/5 Quarter Dollar is a fairly common variety and can be found in high grade.  According to the Rea-Koenings-Haroutunian census, the top ten examples range in grade from MS-65 to MS-67. The PCGS CoinFacts Census ranges from MS-65 to MS-66.  The difference between the two censuses is the Browning plate coin (ex Col. Green, now in the Eric P. Newman collection) -- graded MS-67 by Rea et al. 

Diameter: 27.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 361,174 Weight: 6.74 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
3
120
12
495
3
15
570
4
45+
2,400
50+
2,900
53
3,050
1
53+
3,150
55+
3,700
58+
4,300
60
4,450
61
4,750
2
62+
5,750
63+
9,500
65+
45,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,250 R-4.9 9 / 15 10 / 24
60 or Better 110 R-7.9 14 / 15 21 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 16 R-9.3 10 / 15 TIE 18 / 24 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 estimated grade  

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $10 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33336, $176,250 - Oliver Jung Collection - Heritage 8/2014:5569, $182,125

4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade