1828 25C 25/50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Quarters 1815-1838

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

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Close-up detail of 25/50

Close-up detail of 25/50

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
5343
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
6.74 grams
Mintage:
102,000
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 87 R-8.1 3 / 15 3 / 24
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 5 / 15 TIE 5 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 15 1 / 24
Survival Estimate
All Grades 87
60 or Better 5
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.1
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 15
60 or Better 5 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 15
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 24
60 or Better 5 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 24

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $50 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33348, $352,500 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98322, $282,000

2 MS63 PCGS grade  
	MS63 PCGS grade

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1988:1545, $2,750 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2014:13076, $117,500 - “Could such a thing ever be done?” Collection

2 MS63 PCGS grade

T. Harrison Garrett Collection, believed to have been obtained in the late 19th century - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 3/1980:643, $6,500 - Richard Burdick, sold privately - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1078, $82,250

4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 estimated grade
8 AU58 PCGS grade PCGS #5343 (MS)     58
8 AU58 PCGS grade
8 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $50 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33348, $352,500 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98322, $282,000

 
	MS63 PCGS grade 
#2 MS63 PCGS grade

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1988:1545, $2,750 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2014:13076, $117,500 - “Could such a thing ever be done?” Collection

#2 MS63 PCGS grade

T. Harrison Garrett Collection, believed to have been obtained in the late 19th century - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 3/1980:643, $6,500 - Richard Burdick, sold privately - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1078, $82,250

#4 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 estimated grade
PCGS #5343 (MS)     58 #8 AU58 PCGS grade
#8 AU58 PCGS grade
#8 AU58 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

This is one of the occasional "goofs" made by Mint engravers as they produced the large quantities of dies necessary to strike the nation's coins. In this case, the engraver thought he was working on a half dollar die and punched a "5" and a "0" into the bottom of the reverse. After catching his error, the engraver corrected the mistake by punching a "2" over the "5" and a "5" over the "0.' The error in the die transferred over to the actual coins, where it can be seen even on low-grade examples.

This is a slightly scarcer, major variety, and it carries a premium because of the odd error. The best example is the NGC MS67* that sold as part of the Eric Newman Collection for $352,500, setting a new record for the variety.