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Coins Certified as of 1/23

My Coin #-39088

1859 25C PR65

CERTIFICATION#: -39088
PCGS#: 5555

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $3.35

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Proof 1859 Quarter Dollars are fairly common, though that is a relative term since a mintage of approximately 800 pieces is very small to begin with.  However, in the arena of numismatics, if a collector wants a Proof 1859 Quarter Dollar, he/she can find one with relative ease.  The vast majority of Proof 1859 Quarter Dollars are non-Cameos.  Approximately 10 percent are Cameos, though that percentage may be as high as 20 percent.  Deep Cameo 1859 Quarter Dollars are exceedingly rare.

PR63 and PR64 are the most frequently seen grades.  Any examples in PR66 or better are very rare, and the best examples top out at PR67.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 800 Weight: 6.20 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 250 R-6.6 16 / 22 21 / 54
60 or Better 225 R-6.7 16 / 22 21 / 54
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 15 / 22 21 / 54 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade  
3 PR66 PCGS grade