1822 25C 25/50C (Proof)

Series: Capped Bust Quarters 1820-1838

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

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PCGS #:
5367
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
6.74 grams
Mintage:
6
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 PR65 PCGS grade

James Colvin Randall Collection - W. Elliot Wodward 6/1885:570, $16 - T. Harrison Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 3/1980:636, $60,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1070, $223,250

1 PR65 PCGS grade

Virgil Brand Collection - James A. Stack Collection - Stack's 3/1975:21 - Somerset Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1992:1171 - David and Sharron Akers Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5210, $229,125

3 PR64 estimated grade

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

#1 PR65 PCGS grade

James Colvin Randall Collection - W. Elliot Wodward 6/1885:570, $16 - T. Harrison Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 3/1980:636, $60,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1070, $223,250

#1 PR65 PCGS grade

Virgil Brand Collection - James A. Stack Collection - Stack's 3/1975:21 - Somerset Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1992:1171 - David and Sharron Akers Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5210, $229,125

#3 PR64 estimated grade

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

P. Scott Rubin: The 1822 25 over 50 C. Proof Quarter is a very rare coin, there is a question of how many true Proof coins of this issue exist. In the April, 2014 Heritage Central States Sale which included the highly respected dealer David Akers’ specimen sold for the record price of $229,125, the catalog description stated that only three examples are known struck as Proofs. The three listed include the PCGS Graded Proof-65 Akers coin, Ex. Virgil Brand, James A. Stack, 1992 Bowers & Merena Somerset Sale. The Garrett Coin, Ex. John Colvin Randall, T. Harrison Garrett, Johns Hopkins University coin last sold by Bowers and Ruddy in Part II of the Garrett Collection in March of 1980. The third coin mentioned in the 2014 Heritage sale was a coin from the original Mint Collection and now part of the Smithsonian Institution collection.

The above list does not explain the 1984 Heritage December Sale coin which was believed to be Ex. Steve Ivy in 1976, nor the Bowers and Merena Norweb coin sold in part II of that collection in 1988, this coin shows damage to both the Obverse and Reverse fields. Also left off the list is a coin sold by Stack’s in 1954 as part I of the Davis-Graves Sale which was described as a Proof having high wire rims.

Some coins of this issue that have been sold as proofs, according to Heritage are now believed to be Prooflike business strikes. In this group is the 1910 Elder’s Mougey Sale coin that went to Clapp to Louis Eliasberg and the Ex. Stack’s 1969 Miles Sale coin which most recently was sold by Stack’s in their October, 1990 Sale.

I am aware of only two examples crossing the auction block in the 19th century. Both coins came from collectors with histories of connections to mint employees. In June of 1885 W. Elliot Woodward sold the first of two sales that year of James Colvin Randall’s collection, lot 570 contained a Proof 1822 25 over 50 C. Quarter which sold for $16 to T. Harrison Garrett. Five years later, in June of 1890 New York Coin Company Sold the collection of Robert Coulton Davis as lot 1421 of his collection. Both of these individuals as mentioned were believed to have had personal connections with employees of the Mint.

LOT 1070 1822 Capped Bust Quarter