1856-O 25C AU55

PCGS#: 5439

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Numismatic Gallery Sale (1953) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $880

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1856-O Quarter Dollar is not a particularly rare coin, but it is a date that is quite scarce in Mint State.  The majority of the dozen or so Mint State examples certified by PCGS fall into the MS63 to MS64 grade range, and the finest example is a single PCGS MS65. 

The strike quality on this date is generally strong, with only occasional weakness on a couple of the stars near Liberty's head.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 968,000 (9) 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 500 R-6.0 25 / 49 TIE 49 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 9 / 49 TIE 21 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 49 TIE 3 / 114 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 estimated grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade