1860-O 25C AU50

CERTIFICATION#: -32197
PCGS#: 5452

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Bullowa (1947) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $467.5

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1860-O was the last Quarter Dollar struck at the New Orleans Mint until 1891.  At 388,000 coins, the mintage for this year was about average -- nowhere near as high as the 1854-O and 1857-O, but above the 1855-O and 1859-O.  Mint State examples are slightly scarce, but plentiful enough to be affordable.  The best example tops out at MS66.  This date is fairly well struck, though it is not unusual to see weakness on some of the stars and the denticles. 

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 388,000 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 700 R-5.6 40 / 49 TIE 70 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 31 / 49 TIE 58 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 16 / 49 TIE 32 / 114 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 5/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98371, $20,562.50

2 MS65 PCGS grade  

Heritage 7/2008:1634, $14,950 - Heritage 2/2009:1082, $14,950

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

Heritage 8/2004:4024, $3,737.50