1849-O 25C MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -32180
PCGS#: 5414

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Farouk; Storck (1954) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $4620

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In a survey of the members of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club, published in the March 2008 issue of the Gobrecht Journal, the 1849-O Quarter Dollar was ranked third among the Ten Greatest New Orleans Seated Coins: "This is one of the key dates in the Seated quarter series with an estimated mintage of only 16,000 pieces.  Most of the available coins are well worn but several mint state specimens are known.  A beautiful deeply oned coin that was graded NGC MS-64 appeared in the DLRC auction of the Richmond Collection in March 2005.  Another example described as MS-62 appeared in the Bowers and Merena sale of the Eliasberg Collection in April 1997.  While only 27% of the respondents placed this issue among their top three coices, it received strong support from the majority of members with 66% placing it among their top seven coins."

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 16,000 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 450 R-6.1 23 / 49 TIE 47 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 estimated grade  
1 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS62 estimated grade  
3 MS62 estimated grade  
5 AU58 PCGS grade