Coins Certified as of 10/9

My Coin #-32185

1852-O 25C XF40

PCGS#: 5420

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Levy; Kosoff Sale (1955) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $2640

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1852-O Quarter Dollar is a tough date that is incredibly rare in Mint State.  In fact, the majority of certified examples grade either XF40 or less.  PCGS has certified two Mint State examples, the finest of which is a single PCGS MS63.  This date shows the typical strike weakness of a New Orlean product, but some examples are weak at the top of the obverse and the bottom of the reverse, indicating that the dies may have been out of parallel when some coins were struck.  This anomaly can be seen on the finest example (illustrated above).

The record price for this date at auction is $126,500, realized in 2007 in a Heritage auction by a PCGS MS63.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 96,000 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 400 R-6.2 17 / 49 TIE 34 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 2 / 49 TIE 4 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade  

Heritage 11/2007:540, $126,500

2 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 AU58 estimated grade  
3 AU58 estimated grade  
5 AU55 PCGS grade