1840-O 25C Drapery (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
5398
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.74 grams
Mintage:
43,000
Mint:
New Orleans
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major 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 600 R-5.8 34 / 49 TIE 62 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 25 / 49 TIE 50 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 8 / 49 TIE 19 / 114 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600
60 or Better 50
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 34 / 49 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 49 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 49 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 62 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 50 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 19 / 114 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/ANR 6/2004:2699, $23,575 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98331, $16,450

1 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:5213, $29,375 - Heritage 4/2014:5579, $35,250 - Heritage 1/2015:4086, not sold - Heritage 4/2016:4616, not sold - Heritage 11/2016:5223, not sold - Heritage 8/2017:3942, $19,975 - Heritage 4/2018:4239, $18,600

3 MS64 PCGS grade  
	MS64 PCGS grade

Christopher Young Collection - Heritage 1/2007:2902, $4,025 - Heritage 4/2014:4216, $8,225 - Heritage 11/2014:3671, $7,050 - Heritage 4/2015:4104, $5,405

3 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #5398 (MS)     64
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #1 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/ANR 6/2004:2699, $23,575 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98331, $16,450

#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:5213, $29,375 - Heritage 4/2014:5579, $35,250 - Heritage 1/2015:4086, not sold - Heritage 4/2016:4616, not sold - Heritage 11/2016:5223, not sold - Heritage 8/2017:3942, $19,975 - Heritage 4/2018:4239, $18,600

 
	MS64 PCGS grade 
#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Christopher Young Collection - Heritage 1/2007:2902, $4,025 - Heritage 4/2014:4216, $8,225 - Heritage 11/2014:3671, $7,050 - Heritage 4/2015:4104, $5,405

PCGS #5398 (MS)     64 #3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1840-O "With Drapery" Quarter had the lowest reported mintage of any Seated Liberty Quarter until 1864. One would expect the 1840-O to be scarce, or at least worth as much as an 1864-S in comparable grades, but such is not the case. The 1840-O seems to be readily available and it does not sell for much of a premium except in top grades.

The Mint engravers used two different mintmarks in this year: Small and Large (according to Briggs, the so-called Medium mintark is a misattribution and does not exist).

The best examples of this year include a pair of Gem MS65s.