1850 25C PR65

CERTIFICATION#: -32226
PCGS#: 5544

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Smith; R. Green (1949) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $143000

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Proof 1850 Quarter Dollars are exceedingly rare, with only three or four examples known at present.  The finest of the bunch is an amazingly toned example in NGC PR68 from the John Jay Pittman and Phil Kaufman collections.  Another example in NGC PR65 originated in an 1850 Proof set in the Bibliothegue Nationale in Paris; that coin was traded out of the set in 1986 for French coins needed for the museum.  Some of the 1850 Proof coins from the still still remain there, including a Proof 1850 Double Eagle.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3 Weight: 6.74 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
60
15,000
61
17,500
62
25,000
1
62+
30,000
63
50,000
63+
60,000
64
100,000
64+
125,000
65
225,000
65+
245,000
66
325,000
66+
355,000
67
475,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3 R-9.8 2 / 22 TIE 4 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 2 / 22 TIE 4 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 22 TIE 1 / 54 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 estimated grade  

R. Green (5/1949) - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1317, $143,000 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 1/2008:3035, $460,000 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 8/2013:5591, $258,500

2 PR64 estimated grade  
3 PR62 PCGS grade  
4 PR58 estimated grade