1821 25C (Proof)

Series: Capped Bust Quarters 1820-1838

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

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PCGS #:
5366
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
6.74 grams
Mintage:
15
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 2 R-9.9 2 / 9 TIE 3 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 9 TIE 3 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 9 TIE 1 / 16 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2
60 or Better 2
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.9
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 9 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 9 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 9 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 16 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade

Thomas Cleneay Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 12/1890:1332 - John G. Mills Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 4/1904:994 - George H. Earle Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:3054 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1383, $121,000 - Dr. Gene Sherman, sold privately on 3/6/2001 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1066, $235,000

2 PR66 estimated grade
3 PR64 estimated grade
4 PR63 estimated grade
4 PR63 estimated grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade

Thomas Cleneay Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 12/1890:1332 - John G. Mills Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 4/1904:994 - George H. Earle Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:3054 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1383, $121,000 - Dr. Gene Sherman, sold privately on 3/6/2001 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1066, $235,000

#2 PR66 estimated grade
#3 PR64 estimated grade
#4 PR63 estimated grade
#4 PR63 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

Proof 1821 Quarter Dollars are exceedingly rare, with perhaps as few as four examples known to researchers. The undisputed Proof in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution is one of them. A second is the D. Brent Pogue PCGS PR67 that sold in 2015 for a record $235,000. A third example appeared in the Norweb sale as a one-sided Proof; it is now in an NGC PR65 holder. A fourth example appeared in the Eugene Gardner sale as an NGC PR65. A fifth candidate is the Robison example, but it has not reappeared on the market since 1999, when it sold for a mere $9,775 (compared to the $48,875 Gardner paid for his example in the same year -- nonetheless, Rory Rea et al list this example as a PR60).

Clearly, there are not 12-16 Proof 1821 Quarters, as previous authors have claimed. In truth, this is one of the rarest of all early U.S. Proof coins.

LOT 1066 1821 Capped Bust Quarter