1818/5 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Quarters 1815-1838

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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CLOSEUP OF OVERDATE

CLOSEUP OF OVERDATE

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
5323
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
6.74 grams
Mintage:
361,174
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 1,250 R-4.9 9 / 15 10 / 24
60 or Better 110 R-7.9 14 / 15 21 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 16 R-9.3 10 / 15 TIE 18 / 24 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,250
60 or Better 110
65 or Better 16
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-7.9
65 or Better R-9.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 9 / 15
60 or Better 14 / 15
65 or Better 10 / 15 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 10 / 24
60 or Better 21 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 24 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

James A. Stack Collection - Stack’s 3/1975:14 - RARCOA “Auction ‘90” 8/1990:640 - D. Brent Pogue Collection -Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1059, $49,937.50

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $10 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33336, $176,250 - Oliver Jung Collection - Heritage 8/2014:5569, $182,125

4 MS65 PCGS grade

Col. E.H.R. Green Collection  - Numismatic Gallery 8/1946:418, $33 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1271, $40,700 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2015:1058, $32,900

4 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

James A. Stack Collection - Stack’s 3/1975:14 - RARCOA “Auction ‘90” 8/1990:640 - D. Brent Pogue Collection -Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1059, $49,937.50

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $10 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33336, $176,250 - Oliver Jung Collection - Heritage 8/2014:5569, $182,125

#4 MS65 PCGS grade

Col. E.H.R. Green Collection  - Numismatic Gallery 8/1946:418, $33 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1271, $40,700 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2015:1058, $32,900

MS65 PCGS grade #4 MS65 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
Of the ten die pairs known for 1818 Quarters, two employed a previously unused 1815 obverse die engraved by John Reich, which was later over-dated by Robert Scot for use in 1818. Browning 1 is the first use of this over-dated obverse, and it exhibits a strong over-date with the 5 under-digit clearly visible. Browning 3 is a later use of the obverse die, now lapped to erase nearly all evidence of the 5.

The James A. Stack Collection, a provenance well known to include many of the finest known Early American coins, also included three of the finest surviving 1818/5 Capped Bust Quarters. Sold in a single owner sale by Stack’s in March, 1975, lot 12, was one of the finest examples of Browning 1. The Stack collection also included two exceptional examples of Browning 3, lots 13 and 14.

Coins struck from both 1818/5 die pairs are regularly available in Mint State, and enough high grade, unattributed 1818 Quarters have now been attributed as Browning 3, that high grade B.3s should be priced as type coins for the series of Capped Bust, Large Size Quarters. However, examples of Browning 1 continue to bring premiums across all grades as the strongest examples of the 1818/5 overdate.
Ron Guth:

The 1818/5 Quarter Dollar is one of ten die vareities of the year, and it is the only one which shows an overdate. In it's first use (Browning 1), the obverse die shows clear remnants of a 5 beneath the second 8 of the date, as well as evidence of clashing from the reverse scroll that shows up as a line connecting the tops of the digits of the date. Later, the die was polished to remove the underdate, then the die was used again (Browning 3) with a different reverse.

The 1818/5 Quarter Dollar is a fairly common variety and can be found in high grade. According to the Rea-Koenings-Haroutunian census, the top ten examples range in grade from MS-65 to MS-67. The PCGS CoinFacts Census ranges from MS-65 to MS-66. The difference between the two censuses is the Browning plate coin (ex Col. Green, now in the Eric P. Newman collection) -- graded MS-67 by Rea et al.