1849 25C PR65

CERTIFICATION#: -32225
PCGS#: 5543

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. R. Green (1949) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $71500

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The Proof 1849 Quarter Dollar is a very rare coins, with only five examples positively known to exist, with perhaps two to four more that may be out in the woodwork.  All five of the known examples are well-preserved, starting at PR63 and going to PR66.  The top two examples, both PCGS PR66, are from the Pittman and Eliasberg Collections.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 8 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 6 R-9.7 5 / 22 TIE 7 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 6 / 22 TIE 8 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 9 / 22 TIE 10 / 54 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  

Ruth Green, sold privately on 10/11/1949 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1315 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection -  Heritage 5/2015:98376, $47,000

1 PR66 PCGS grade  

William Dickinson Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/6/1997:1445, $26,400

3 PR65 PCGS grade

J. Colvin Randall Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University - Stack's 3/1976:160 - Kenneth C. Long Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1995:1089 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2008:2390 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 4/2013:4221, $31,725 - Heritage 1/2014:5219, $32,900

3 PR65 PCGS grade  
5 PR64 estimated grade