1848 25C AU55

PCGS#: 5412

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $4.35

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1848 Quarter Dollar is a surprisingly tough date.  It has one of the lowest mintages and the second smallest population (according to PCGS) of any of the dates from the 1840s.  As one might expect, this date is hard to find in any condition, and is very scarce in Mint State.  PCGS has certified only nine Uncirculated 1848 Quarters, the finest of which is a single PCGS MS65.  In circulated grades, this date commands a small premium, and Mint State pricing does not appear as high as it should be considering how scarce this date actually is.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 146,000 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 350 R-6.3 10 / 49 TIE 23 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 9 / 49 TIE 21 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 49 TIE 3 / 114 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 estimated grade  
3 MS64 estimated grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade