Coins Certified as of 1/19

My Coin #-32179

1847-O 25C MS62

PCGS#: 5411

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Numismatic Gallery Sale (1953) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $8250

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Though other dates in the 1840's have lower mintages than the 1847-O, few of these seem to have made it into collectors' hands.  As a result, in top grades, this date is the third most valuable of the decade (after the 1849-O and the 1842-O Small Date). This fact is reflected not only in the price guides, but also in the PCGS Population Report, where, conicidentally, only the 1849-O and 1842-O Small Date have lower Mint State populations.  For the 1847-O Quarter Dollar, PCGS shows only 1 MS62, 2 MS63s, 1 MS64, and none finer.

The PCGS MS62 illustrated above shows a good strike and strong details, which is a bonus coming from a Mint that is often associated with soft strikes.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 368,000 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 250 R-6.6 4 / 49 TIE 11 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 4 / 49 9 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  

American Numismatic Rarities 1/2006:339 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30367, $12,925

2 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 estimated grade