1821 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Quarters 1815-1838

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
5331
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
6.74 grams
Mintage:
216,851
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
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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 2,400 R-4.5 14 / 15 17 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 62 R-8.3 12 / 15 TIE 16 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 16 R-9.3 10 / 15 TIE 18 / 24 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,400
60 or Better 62
65 or Better 16
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-8.3
65 or Better R-9.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 14 / 15
60 or Better 12 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 10 / 15 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 17 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 24 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/1999:5899, $51,750 - Beverly Hills Collection - Superior 8/2002:1627, $66,125

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2006:3149, $43,125 - Heritage 1/2012:3176, $40,250 - Kagin’s

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 7/2002:185, $20,700 - Heritage 12/2005:588, $25,300

2 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade

Numismatic Gallery 12/1947:180 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/20/1998:1277, $46,750 - D. Brent Pogue Collection Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1067, $94,000 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

6 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:5510 - Heritage 1/2015:4081, $22,325

6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/1999:5899, $51,750 - Beverly Hills Collection - Superior 8/2002:1627, $66,125

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2006:3149, $43,125 - Heritage 1/2012:3176, $40,250 - Kagin’s

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 7/2002:185, $20,700 - Heritage 12/2005:588, $25,300

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade

Numismatic Gallery 12/1947:180 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/20/1998:1277, $46,750 - D. Brent Pogue Collection Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1067, $94,000 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

#6 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:5510 - Heritage 1/2015:4081, $22,325

#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1821 Quarter has one of the larger mintages of the series, though there is a possibility that some of that mintage belongs to 1820. Even so, the 1821 Quarter is fairly plentiful in most grades and can be found in Mint State with relative ease. There are quite a few, very nice 1821 Quarters. When compiling the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census, we found at least a dozen MS65 and better examples. Most are attractively toned and some are prooflike (John Jay Pittman bought his 1821 Quarter as a Proof -- it is now in a PCGS MS65 holder). The strike on 1821 Quarters is also better than in the previous year, which is a plus for type collectors.

For those that follow quality, the best 1821 Quarter is a PCGS MS67 that last appeared on the market in 2002 when it set a record price (for the date) of $66,125.