1843 25C AU55

PCGS#: 5404

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $4.2

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1843 Quarter Dollar is typical of most dates from the 1840's -- it is scarce, but not rare, and can be found in Uncirculated condition with patience and luck. None of the mintages of any of the Quarter Dollars from the 1840's exceeded a million coins, but the mintages were healthier than those of other decades (especially those of the 1860's and 1870's). 

Mint State 1843 Quarter Dollars appear most often in MS-63.  On either side of that grade (both lower and higher) the populations drop quickly.  As of September 2011, PCGS reported 32 Mint State 1843 Quarter Dollars, the finest of which are two in MS-66.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 645,600 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 600 R-5.8 34 / 49 TIE 62 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 31 / 49 TIE 58 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 8 / 49 TIE 19 / 114 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 estimated grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade