1839 25C No Drapery (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PR64 estimated grade<BR>Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.ha.com" target="_blank">Heritage Numismatic Auctions</a>

PR64 estimated grade
Image courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

PCGS #:
5528
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.74 grams
Mintage:
2
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% 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 1 R-10.0 1 / 2 TIE 1 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 2 TIE 1 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 2 1 / 54
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 / 2 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 2 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 2
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 54

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR64 estimated grade

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery “World's Greatest Collection” 3/1945:147 - Numismatic Gallery, sold privately in 7/1947 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1298, $132,000 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2008:2375, $517,400 - Heritage 4/2013:4216, $411,250 - Eugene Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98392, $270,250

#1 PR64 estimated grade

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery “World's Greatest Collection” 3/1945:147 - Numismatic Gallery, sold privately in 7/1947 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1298, $132,000 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2008:2375, $517,400 - Heritage 4/2013:4216, $411,250 - Eugene Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98392, $270,250

Ron Guth:

The 1839 No Drapery Quarter Dollar is one of the greatest Proof rarities of the entire United States series. It is believed to be unique, and it is known by only the Boyd-Pittman-Kaufman-Gardner coin in NGC PR65 (see complete pedigree above). According to Akers, Pittman considered this singular coin one of the highlights of his collection.

At its peak in the sale of the Kaufmann collection, this coin sold for over half a million dollars. Subsequent sales have seen a downward trend and in the 2014 sale of the Gardner collection, this coin realized just over $270,000, barely more than half its peak price.