1840 25C Drapery (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS PR64+

PCGS PR64+

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PCGS #:
5529
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.74 grams
Mintage:
5
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% 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 3 R-9.8 2 / 22 TIE 4 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 2 / 22 TIE 4 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 22 1 / 54
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3
60 or Better 3
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.8
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 22 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 22 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 22
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 54

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR64+ PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1422, $25,300 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 8/2007:1781, $149,500 - Greensboro Collection, Part IV - Heritage 8/2013:5586, $99,889 - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 PR64 estimated grade

Dr. Christian A. Allenburger Collection - B. Max Mehl 3/1948:984, $22 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1300, $30,800 - Superior 1/2004:284 - Legend Numismatics, sold privately on 1/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98373, $54,050

2 PR63 estimated grade

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

#1 PR64+ PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1422, $25,300 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 8/2007:1781, $149,500 - Greensboro Collection, Part IV - Heritage 8/2013:5586, $99,889 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#1 PR64 estimated grade

Dr. Christian A. Allenburger Collection - B. Max Mehl 3/1948:984, $22 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1300, $30,800 - Superior 1/2004:284 - Legend Numismatics, sold privately on 1/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98373, $54,050

#2 PR63 estimated grade

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

Ron Guth:

Only three examples are known of the Proof 1840 No Drapery Quarter. The Pittman coin and the Eliasberg-Kaufman coin are probably about equal in terms of condition (the former is in an NGC PR65 holder; the latter is in a PCGS PR64+ holder). The third example is a raw Proof in the Smithsonian Institution's collection. This will be a tough coin for any collector to obtain, because the last appearance of the Pittman coin was in 2004 and the Eliasberg/Kaufman example sold in 2013 (and may finally be in strong hands).