PCGS grade. Ex. Saab (1955) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $19,800. Pedigreed 1/28/11.
Ron Guth: The 1855-O Quarter Dollar is easily the rarest of the Arrows (No Rays) type. The mintage is a mere 176,000, a drastic fall-off from the million plus mintage of the previous year's output at the New Orleans Mint. A look at the PCGS Population Report confirms the rarity -- PCGS (as of August 2011) has certified only 29 examples in all grades, including only three in Mint State. The next highest population is that of the 1855-S, with 48 examples. The highest population belongs to the 1854 from Philadelphia, with 544 graded at PCGS, almost 20 times more than the 1855-O.
As mentioned already, Mint State examples of this date are very rare. The finest examples certified by PCGS are two MS-64 examples. A superb MS-66 (estimated grade) stands as the finest example known.
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