1822 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Quarters 1815-1838

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
5332
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

Die Varieties

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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 13 R-9.4 8 / 15 TIE 8 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 15 TIE 1 / 24 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 800
60 or Better 13
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-9.4
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 15 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 7 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 24 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2015:3896, $164,500

2 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Superior 9/2003:1558, $18,400

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Bangs, sold privately on 7/31/1879 - T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Stack’s 3/1976:147 - Stack’s 10/1994:352, $11,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1069, $35,250 - Heritage 11/2016:5220, $28,200 - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection and Estate - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $25.00 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33168, $25,850

7 MS63 PCGS grade
43 MS64 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 11/2004:1148, $18,400 - Legend Numismatics, sold privately in 8/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98344, $19,975

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2015:3896, $164,500

MS65 PCGS grade #2 MS65 PCGS grade

Superior 9/2003:1558, $18,400

#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Bangs, sold privately on 7/31/1879 - T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Stack’s 3/1976:147 - Stack’s 10/1994:352, $11,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1069, $35,250 - Heritage 11/2016:5220, $28,200 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection and Estate - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $25.00 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33168, $25,850

#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#43 MS64 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 11/2004:1148, $18,400 - Legend Numismatics, sold privately in 8/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98344, $19,975

While 1822 is only one of the “tougher” dates among Large Size Capped Bust 25c, it is arguably the most interesting. Five different 1822-dated obverse dies were produced, but only one was employed for striking 1822 quarters. The others were subsequently over-dated, one for use in 1823, three for 1824. Two of the unused 1824/2 obverses were then over-dated once again for 1825, and the 1823/2 obverse was over-dated once again for 1827. Furthermore, the single obverse die employed for 1822 was mated with three different reverses - the Blundered 25/50 Reverse on the shelf since 1818, the Normal Reverse used to strike most of the 1822 mintage, and then the Broken Arrowhead Reverse T in a newly discovered B.3 die pairing (2017), the reverse that was subsequently used to strike quarters of 1823, 1824, 1825 and 1828. That is quite a family tree for such a simple date.

Currently, the only known example of B.3 is the Discovery Coin, certified in 2017 as AG3 by NGC.
Ron Guth:

The 1822 Quarter has a much smaller mintage than that of the previous year, but the 1822 is not known as a particularly scarce date. Two die varieties comprised the entire mintage of this date: one variety is the 25/50C and the other shows a normal denomination. 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.

Approximately a dozen Mint State examples are known of the Normal Denomination.