1822 25C 25/50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Quarters 1815-1838

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
5333
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
6.74 grams
Mintage:
64,080
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 42 R-8.6 2 / 15 2 / 24
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 15 TIE 1 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 15 TIE 1 / 24 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 42
60 or Better 2
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.6
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 15
60 or Better 1 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 15 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 2 / 24
60 or Better 1 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 24 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2016:4429, $108,687.50 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Peter Mougey Collection, purchased intact by William H. Woodin - Thomas Elder 9/1910:687 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection  - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1385, $61,600 - Heritage 3/2006:564, $195,500 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2323, $184,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1071, $188,000

3 MS64+ PCGS grade
Plate coin in “Walter Breen's Encyclopedia Of United States and Colonial Proof Coins: 1722 - 1977”
 
Listed as “PR63” in Steve Tompkins “Early United States Quarters: 1796-1838”
 
Virgil Brand Collection - Steve Ivy, sold privately in 1976 - Heritage 8/1997:8252, $29,900 - Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 5/1998 - Eugene Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98345, $123,375 - Dr. Charles Link Collection
4 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2007:907, $69,000

5 MS61 PCGS grade

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1988:1537 - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2005:427, $43,700 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7308, not sold

#1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2016:4429, $108,687.50 - D.L. Hansen Collection

MS65 PCGS grade #2 MS65 PCGS grade

Peter Mougey Collection, purchased intact by William H. Woodin - Thomas Elder 9/1910:687 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection  - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1385, $61,600 - Heritage 3/2006:564, $195,500 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2323, $184,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1071, $188,000

#3 MS64+ PCGS grade
Plate coin in “Walter Breen's Encyclopedia Of United States and Colonial Proof Coins: 1722 - 1977”
 
Listed as “PR63” in Steve Tompkins “Early United States Quarters: 1796-1838”
 
Virgil Brand Collection - Steve Ivy, sold privately in 1976 - Heritage 8/1997:8252, $29,900 - Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 5/1998 - Eugene Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98345, $123,375 - Dr. Charles Link Collection
#4 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2007:907, $69,000

#5 MS61 PCGS grade

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1988:1537 - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2005:427, $43,700 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7308, not sold

Ron Guth:

Two die varieties comprised the entire mintage of the 1822 Quarter Dollars: one variety is the 25/50C and the other shows a normal denomination. The Blundered Denomination occurred when the die sinker punched a "50" into the die instead of a "25", thus creating and undersized, new "Half Dollar." The error was caught and corrected, but the underlying 50 remained visible, and little or no efforts were made to efface it. Based on die evidence, researcher and author Steve Tompkins concluded that the Blundered Denomination resulted from a die left over from 1818. The Blundered Denomination appears to be two to three times as scarce as the normal reverse.

As might be expected, Mint State examples of the Blundered Denomination are quite rare. We know of five Mint State examples, ranging in grade from PCGS MS61 to PCGS MS65+.

Denis Loring: A tough one to find in any grade, and in great demand by both "Red Book" collectors and Bust Quarter vasriety specialists. The Eliasberg gem brought $184,000 in Heritage 4/09:2323. High-grade examples are extremely rare: only eight are known above VF.