1846 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
5409
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.74 grams
Mintage:
510,000
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 375 R-6.2 17 / 49 TIE 34 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 35 R-8.8 20 / 49 TIE 42 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 8 / 49 TIE 19 / 114 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 375
60 or Better 35
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-8.8
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 17 / 49 TIE
60 or Better 20 / 49 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 49 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 34 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 42 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 19 / 114 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2012:11343, not sold - Heritage 4/2013:4207, $13,513 - Heritage 12/2014:3544, $9,106

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 8/2001:133, $8,740 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98416, $10,575 - Tom Bender Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 estimated grade

Heritage 1/2014:5214, $22,325 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98336, $14,100

5 MS64+ PCGS grade
6 MS64 estimated grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2012:11343, not sold - Heritage 4/2013:4207, $13,513 - Heritage 12/2014:3544, $9,106

#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 8/2001:133, $8,740 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98416, $10,575 - Tom Bender Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 estimated grade

Heritage 1/2014:5214, $22,325 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98336, $14,100

#5 MS64+ PCGS grade
#6 MS64 estimated grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1846 Quarter Dollar has a middle-of-the-road mintage for a coin of this denomination from this decade. The mintage is almost half that of the 1843-O and the 1845, and is slightly higher than the 1841-O, the 1847-O and the 1849. However, original mintages have little to do with modern coin values, which are derived from the number of survivors, not from the number made. Thus, thanks to a decent mintage and a sufficient population of survivors, the 1846 remains one of the more affordable dates from the 1840's.

On the high end, PCGS has certtified only 17 Mint State 1846 Quarter Dollars, most of which grade MS63. The finest examples are a pair of PCGS MS65s. Because it was a product of the Philadelphia Mint, the 1846 Quarter Dollar usually features a strong strike and uniform detailiing.