1884 25C PR65

CERTIFICATION#: -39114
PCGS#: 5585

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $2.4

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1884 Quarter Dollar has a small mintage of only 875 Proofs, but most were saved by collectors, and literally hundreds of examples are available today.  PCGS alone has certified more than a third of the original mintage, even after factoring out resubmissions.  Most of the survivors are in excellent condition, though many of the coins suffer from hairlines or dullish toning due to improper handling and storage.  At the top end, even Gems are common, and the very best coins appear at the PR68 level.  Cameo Proofs represent approximately half of the known population despite population reports that indicate a higher degree of rarity.  This is because services such as PCGS did not recognize Cameos and Deep Cameos when they started out, thus many of the "straight" Proofs will eventually turn out to be Cameos.  Deep Cameo examples of the 1884 Quarter Dollar are truly rare -- PCGS has not yet certified even a single example.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 875 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 775 R-5.4 18 / 25 TIE 47 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 750 R-5.5 18 / 25 TIE 47 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 175 R-7.2 19 / 25 TIE 44 / 54 TIE

Condition Census

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