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Coins Certified as of 7/28

My Coin #-32194

1858-O 25C MS63

CERTIFICATION#: -32194
PCGS#: 5446

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Bullowa (1947) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $9350

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1858, production of Quarter Dollars at the New Orleans Mint dropped to less than half that of the previous year.  Nonetheless, the mintage of the 1858-O Quarter Dollar remained over 500,000 coins.  This date is a litrle bit tougher to find than some other contemporary O-Mint dates, but it isn't until the grades approach the About Uncirculated level that the search becomes serious.  Mint State examples are downright rare, with the finest being a single PCGS MS64+.

The strike quality on 1858-O Quarters is above-average for a New Orleans Mint product, though it is probably impossible to find an example with full radial lines in all the stars and full denticles on both sides.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 520,000 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 400 R-6.2 17 / 49 TIE 34 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 8 R-9.6 5 / 49 TIE 12 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2011:3399, $20,700 - Heritage 10/2012:4132, $25,850 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5//2015:98346, $21,150

2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 estimated grade  

Heritage 1/2007:2919, $17,250 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98446, $14,100

2 MS64 estimated grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade