1886 25C PR65

CERTIFICATION#: -39116
PCGS#: 5587

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $3.15

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The Proof 1886 Quarter is very similar to the 1884 and 1885 Proof Quarters except there are more Deep Cameo examples known of the 1886.  Also, a PCGS PR68DCAM example is known of the 1886, which sets it apart from the earlier dates, where there are none.. 

PCGS and NGC have certified a large majority of the original mintage of this date.  As these numbers approach the mintage figure of 886, the number of new examples that enter the market will drop dramatically and the populations will solidify.  This should make the best coins even more valuable because the fear of better coins entering the market will disappear.

In the meantime, collectors should seek to acquire the very best examples they can afford and avoid lower grade, hairlined examples.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 886 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 200 R-7.0 24 / 25 49 / 54

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67+ PCGS grade  
2 PR67 PCGS grade  
2 PR67 PCGS grade  
2 PR67 PCGS grade  
2 PR67 PCGS grade