1823/2 25C (Proof)

Series: Capped Bust Quarters 1820-1838

PCGS PR64

PCGS PR64

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PCGS #:
5368
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
6.74 grams
Mintage:
1
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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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 1 R-10.0 1 / 9 1 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 9 1 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 9 1 / 16
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1
60 or Better 1
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-10.0
60 or Better R-10.0
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 9
60 or Better 1 / 9
65 or Better 1 / 9
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 16

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade

Possibly J.N.T. Levick - W. Elliot Woodward 10/1864:437, $120 - William Strobridge - William Fewsmith Collection - Ebenezer Locke Mason 10/1870:474, $38 - Edward Cogan - Burdette G. Johnson - Elmer Sears - Waldo C. Newcomer Collection (#1735, where Newcomer called it “Uncirculated” and listed the cost as $950) - A. J. Allen Collection - George H. Hall Collection - Stacks, sold privately in 1945 - Jerome Kern Collection - B. Max Mehl 5/1950:1407, $1,050 - F.S. Guggenheimer Collection - Stack’s 1/1953:334, $2,750 - R.L. Miles, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 4/1969:893, $11,500 - H. Phillip Speir Collection - Stack’s 3/1974:607, $44,000 - Reed Hawn Collection - Stack’s 3/1977:272, $32,000 - Stack’s “Auction ‘80” 8/1980:1176, $87,500 - Stack’s “Auction ‘86” 7/1986:127 - Superior “Auction ‘90” 8/1990:1071 - Dr. Juan XII Suros Collection - Superior 2/1999:136, $138,000 - Heritage 6/2014:30356 (as PCGS PR64 28898414), $396,562.50

#1 PR64 PCGS grade

Possibly J.N.T. Levick - W. Elliot Woodward 10/1864:437, $120 - William Strobridge - William Fewsmith Collection - Ebenezer Locke Mason 10/1870:474, $38 - Edward Cogan - Burdette G. Johnson - Elmer Sears - Waldo C. Newcomer Collection (#1735, where Newcomer called it “Uncirculated” and listed the cost as $950) - A. J. Allen Collection - George H. Hall Collection - Stacks, sold privately in 1945 - Jerome Kern Collection - B. Max Mehl 5/1950:1407, $1,050 - F.S. Guggenheimer Collection - Stack’s 1/1953:334, $2,750 - R.L. Miles, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 4/1969:893, $11,500 - H. Phillip Speir Collection - Stack’s 3/1974:607, $44,000 - Reed Hawn Collection - Stack’s 3/1977:272, $32,000 - Stack’s “Auction ‘80” 8/1980:1176, $87,500 - Stack’s “Auction ‘86” 7/1986:127 - Superior “Auction ‘90” 8/1990:1071 - Dr. Juan XII Suros Collection - Superior 2/1999:136, $138,000 - Heritage 6/2014:30356 (as PCGS PR64 28898414), $396,562.50

Ron Guth:

One of the most famous and popular of all the Bust Quarter Dollars is the unique 1823/2 in Proof. As noted in the Condition Census listed above, this coin has caught the attention of many major collectors, including Waldo Newcomer, Jerome Kern, R.L. Miles Jr., and Reed Hawn. This coin was one of the highlights of the Dr. Juan Suros Collection, one of the greatest collections of overdated coins ever assenbled.

This coin has been off the market since 1999, when it sold for $138,000. It is the finest example of this date, by far, and it is the cover image on Steve Tompkins' book, "Early United States Quarters, 1796-1838."

Denis Loring: Unique, and at PF-64 this coin is finer than any of the known business strike 1823/2's.