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1872-S 25C AG3

CERTIFICATION#: 21304074
PCGS #: 5483

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1872-S Quarter Dollar is a relatively common coin, though it is difficult to locate examples in Mint State.  The number of certified examples in all grades is smaller than that of scarcer dates (such as the 1872-CC for example) but this may be because lower grade coins are simply not submitted for grading.  Thus, users must be careful to consider certified populations in context and not by themselves, as there may be other factors that affect the number of coins that are submitted and graded.  Having said that, it is probably safe to assume that the number of certified Mint State 1872-S Quarters is reflective of the overall population because certification does add value in the higher grades.

PCGS has certified three Mint State 1872-S Quarter Dollars, the finest of which is a single PCGS MS66 (finest by a full two points).

Diameter

24.30 millimeters
Designer

Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge

Reeded
Mintage

83000
Weight

6.20 grams
Metal Content

90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country

The United States of America
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
65 or Better 225 R-6.7 5 / 48 10 / 114
All Grades 6 R-9.7 5 / 48 9 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 48 TIE 3 / 114 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Empire Collection - Stack's 11/1957:1112 - Norweb - Bowers & Merena 3/1988 - Nevada Collection of Seated Quarters - Heritage 9/2008:1538

2 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 estimated grade
3 MS64 estimated grade