1889 25C PR65

PCGS#: 5590

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $2

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The Proof 1889 Quarter Dollar benefits from the low mintage of its circulation strike counterparts.  Only 12,000 Mint State 1889 Quarters were made, placing considerable pressure on the Proofs by collectors who need an example of this date for their collections.  Proof examples of this date are fairly plentiful in PR63 to PR65, but anything nicer is decidedly rare.  Cameo examples make up approximately one-fifth of the total population, whereas Deep Cameo examples account for less than three percent. 

The finest 1889 Proof Quarter is a single PCGS PR68 (non-Cameo).

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 711 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 600 R-5.8 10 / 25 TIE 38 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 580 R-5.8 10 / 25 TIE 38 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 130 R-7.7 15 / 25 40 / 54

Condition Census

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