1857-O 25C MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -32193
PCGS#: 5443

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex. Kelly CSNS Auction (1949) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $1760. Pedigree 5/10/07.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1857-O Quarter Dollars has the third largest mintage of any Seated Liberty Quarter from the New Orleans Mint and it is one of only three O-Mint Seated Liberty Quarter Dollars with mintages over one million coins.  However, because this was from a remote mint, the number of survivors is not as large as it would have been if the coins had been produced at the Philadelphia Mint.  Thus, when compared with the 1859, which has a mintage similar to that of the 1857-O, we find that the population of Mint State 1859s is larger than that of the 1857-O by a considerable margin.  On the other hand, the 1857-O seems to be more scarce than some of the dates with much smaller mintages, such as the 1859-O and the 1860-O. 

Most 1857-O Quarter Dollars are fairly well struck, though the denticles are sometimes weak from 6:00 to 7:30 on the obverse, almost as if the dies were slightly out of parallel.  Sometimes, the eagles right leg (viewer's left) is weak, as is the uppermost fletch. 

Mint State examples are decidedly scarce, they are most often found in MS63 or MS64, and none have been certified above MS64 by PCGS.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,180,000 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 600 R-5.8 34 / 49 TIE 62 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 22 / 49 TIE 45 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade