1925-D $2.50 MS63

CERTIFICATION#: -35247
PCGS#: 7949

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $3960

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1925-D is the most common issue of the series in all Mint State grades except MS-65 or better. At that level, the 1908 is more obtainable. Up to MS64, the 1925-D can be obtained with no difficulty but strict MS-65 specimens, although available, are not really all that plentiful. Superb specimens(better than MS-65) are practically non-existent but, of course, this is true of virtually every issue of the Pratt-designed quarter eagle and half eagle series.

The 1925-D almost always has very good to excellent mint lustre but the striking quality varies greatly; some are very unevenly struck while others are well struck. Dies seem to have been a problem with this issue, and many specimens were clearly struck from buckled or deteriorated dies. The mint mark is usually a little weak but well defined. There are some specimens, however, where the mintmark is so weak that it is nearly invisible. The color is typically a rose tinted gold but there are also coppery colored specimens as well as ones with green and yellow gold shades. The surfaces are frosty with little or no granularity. This is a candidate with another Denver Mint issue, the 1914-D, for having the generally poorest minting quality in the series. Both issues are partially redeemed, however, by especially fine lustre and color.

Diameter: 18.00 millimeters Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 578,000 Weight: 4.18 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
3
240
1
4
245
6
250
8
255
10
260
12
265
15
270
1
20
275
1
25
280
1
30
285
6
35
285
3
40
295
12
45+
295
50+
300
53+
300
55+
325
58+
335
62+
485
21
66+
18,500
67
47,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 70,000 R-2.3 13 / 15 TIE 13 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 49,166 R-2.5 13 / 15 TIE 13 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 1,766 R-4.6 15 / 15 15 / 15

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade