1847 25C PR64

CERTIFICATION#: -32223
PCGS#: 5541

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Atwater; Mehl (1946) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $28600

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1847 Quarter Dollar is very rare in Proof condition.  Various rosters have placed the total surviving population as high as eight different pieces in a range of grades from PR62 to PR66.  The finest is most likely the lone NGC PR66, though either of the two PCGS PR65's illustrated above are in contention, as well.  These are delightful coins which have suffered in obscurity for many years and now their rarity is finally being recognized.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 10 Weight: 6.74 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 8 R-9.6 9 / 22 TIE 12 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 8 R-9.6 10 / 22 TIE 13 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 9 / 22 TIE 10 / 54 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade  

J.C. Morgenthau 10/1939:378 - Floyd T. Starr Collection - Stack's 10/1992:406 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1813 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 4/2013:4220, $25,850

1 PR65 PCGS grade

J.B. Worthington Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 5/2005:203 - Heritage 9/2005:2676 - Heritage 1/2006:3156 - Goldbergs 5/2006:1755, $24,150 - Heritage 4/2009:2352 - Stack's 6/2012:2580

1 PR65 PCGS grade  
1 PR65 estimated grade  

William Cutler Atwater Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1946:700 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1312 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30405, $19,975

6 PR64 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2014:3715, $14,687.50