1859-O 25C MS63

CERTIFICATION#: -32195
PCGS#: 5449

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Bullowa (1947) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $7700

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1859-O Quarter Dollar is a semi-scarce issue with the lowest mintage of the 1853-1860 era.  In fact, after the 1849-O, the 1851-O, and the 1852-O, this date has the lowest mintage of any O-Mint Seated Liberty Quarter Dollar.  Mint State examples are scarce to rare, scattered among the MS61 and MS66 grades.  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census consists entirely of coins from MS63 to MS66, any of which would fetch strong prices in the marketplace. 

The strike quality is excellent for a New Orleans Mint product, but falls short of the Philadelphia issues because of slight weakness in some of the stars and denticles.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 260,000 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 350 R-6.3 10 / 49 TIE 23 / 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 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4210, $25,262.50

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade