1855-O 25C Arrows MS64

PCGS#: 5436

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex. Saab (1955) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $19,800. Pedigreed 1/28/11.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1855-O Quarter Dollar is easily the rarest of the With Arrows 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 -- it has the lowest population of any Quarter Dollar from 1853 to 1855.

Mint State examples of this date are very rare.  The finest example is the NGC MS67 that hails from the Stickney and Eliasberg Collections.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 176,000 Weight: 6.20 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 150 R-7.5 1 / 6 8 / 114
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 1 / 6 9 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 6 1 / 114

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 estimated grade