1820 25C Small 0 (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Quarters 1815-1838

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
5328
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
6.74 grams
Mintage:
127,444
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 800 R-5.4 7 / 15 TIE 7 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 5 / 15 TIE 5 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 5 / 15 TIE 7 / 24 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 800
60 or Better 6
65 or Better 4
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 15 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 7 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 24 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Stack’s 5/1951:438 - Bowers & Merena 1/2001:163 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:409, $80,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1065, $99,875 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS65 estimated grade

S.H. & H. Chapman, sold privately in 1/1900 - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1378, $13,200 - Superior 1/2004:275 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98321, $37,600

3 MS65 estimated grade

John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 3/1980:633, $20,000

5 MS64 PCGS 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 $12.50 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33341, $41,125

5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Stack’s 5/1951:438 - Bowers & Merena 1/2001:163 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:409, $80,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1065, $99,875 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 estimated grade

S.H. & H. Chapman, sold privately in 1/1900 - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1378, $13,200 - Superior 1/2004:275 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98321, $37,600

#3 MS65 estimated grade

John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 3/1980:633, $20,000

#5 MS64 PCGS 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 $12.50 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33341, $41,125

#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1820 Quarter Dollars are divided into two major varieties: Large 0 and Small 0, both referring to the size of the final digit of the date. The Small 0 variety is comprised of the Browning 4 and Browning 5 varieties. For the Large 0 variety, PCGS recognizes Browning 1, Browning 2, and Browning 3. Tompkins (2008) calls Browning 3 a Medium 0, which is justifiable: on the Large 0's, the inside of the 0's is oval in shape; on the Medium 0 and the Small 0's varieties, the right and left sides on the inside of the 0 are straight while the top and bottom are rounded. However, PCGS does not recognize the Medium 0 as a separate major variety.

Here's an attribution guide for 1820 Quarter Dollars:

Large 0 will have Large Stars Small 0 will have Small Stars Mediium 0 will have Large Star and a short serif at the top of the 1

Sources and/or recommended reading: Tompkins, S.M. (2008). Early united states quarters 1796-1838. Sequim, WA: Destni, Inc.