1844-O 25C MS62

PCGS#: 5407

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Walrath; Numismatic Gallery Sale (1948) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $3300

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1844-O has a large mintage and is fairly plentiful in most grades.  In terms of overall survivorship, the 1844-O mimics other O-Mint Quarters from the period.  However, in Mint State, the 1844-O is definitely more plentiful than the 1842-O, 1843-O, and 1847-O, but it is not nearly as common as the 1841-O. 

Most 1844-O Quarters are struck quite well for a New Orleans product.  The typical examples grades MS63 or lower, and the best examples at the top end rate out at MS65.


Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 740,000 Weight: 6.74 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 500 R-6.0 25 / 49 TIE 49 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 35 R-8.8 20 / 49 TIE 42 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 8 / 49 TIE 19 / 114 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade  

Jason Carter, sold privately in 3/2001 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30364, $12,925

1 MS65 estimated grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 6/2014:400, $5,052.50

3 MS64 PCGS grade