Coins Certified as of 2/7

My Coin #-39110

1880 25C PR65

PCGS#: 5581

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $1.75

Expert Comments

Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: Proof expert, John Dannreuther, points out some positional differences involving the point of the shield and the 1&8 of the date to the denticles, to determine Proof versus Mint State status. There is also an easy "tell" on the reverse. Look at the "In God We Trust" SCROLL above the eagle. If the SECOND, RECESSED, UNDULATION from the LEFT has been polished down so that only the two THIN OUTER BORDER LINES remain, the coin is a Type II proof. A vast majority of 1880 proofs will have this reverse. On Mint State coins, the second undulation is FULL and COMPLETE. This difference can be seen even on worn specimens.
We have noted two "full scroll" Proof exceptions to this rule. One is the very rare "proof only" issue which uses the Type I Reverse of 1872. This die is identified by a DIE CUT from the LEFT BORDER of the SHIELD into the FEATHERS. The second exception is a Type II reverse. This die is easily recognized by TWO RAISED LUMPS on the first undulation at the LEFT END of the SCROLL and more lumps at the CENTER of the SHIELD.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,355 Weight: 6.30 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 1,000 R-5.0 25 / 25 54 / 54
60 or Better 950 R-5.1 25 / 25 54 / 54
65 or Better 250 R-6.6 25 / 25 50 / 54

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade