1850 25C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

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PCGS PR65+

PCGS PR65+

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS #:
5544
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.74 grams
Mintage:
3
Mint:
Philadelphia
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 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 1 R-10.0 1 / 22 TIE 1 / 54 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3
60 or Better 3
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.8
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.0
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 TIE
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 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade

R. Green, sold privately in 5/1949 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1317, $143,000 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 1/2008:3035, $460,000 - Greensboro Collection, Part IV - Heritage 8/2013:5591, $258,500 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30406, $223,250 - Heritage 1/2015:4099, not sold

According to Akers, this piece is probably from the H.P. Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman Brothers 5/1906:820

2 PR64 estimated grade

Purchased directly from the Mint by Alexandre Vattemare in 1850 - Bibliothèque Nationale Collection, Paris - Ed Hipps, sold privately in 1986 - Richmond Collection, Part III - David Lawrence Rare Coins 3/2005:1521 - Jason Carter - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98499, $61,687.50

3 PR62 PCGS grade

Floyd T. Starr Collection - Stack's 1/1993:445 - Bowers and Merena 8/1998:156 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98498, $18,800

#1 PR67 PCGS grade

R. Green, sold privately in 5/1949 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1317, $143,000 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 1/2008:3035, $460,000 - Greensboro Collection, Part IV - Heritage 8/2013:5591, $258,500 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30406, $223,250 - Heritage 1/2015:4099, not sold

According to Akers, this piece is probably from the H.P. Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman Brothers 5/1906:820

#2 PR64 estimated grade

Purchased directly from the Mint by Alexandre Vattemare in 1850 - Bibliothèque Nationale Collection, Paris - Ed Hipps, sold privately in 1986 - Richmond Collection, Part III - David Lawrence Rare Coins 3/2005:1521 - Jason Carter - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98499, $61,687.50

#3 PR62 PCGS grade

Floyd T. Starr Collection - Stack's 1/1993:445 - Bowers and Merena 8/1998:156 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98498, $18,800

Ron Guth:

Proof 1850 Quarter Dollars are exceedingly rare, with only three or four examples known at present. The finest of the bunch is an amazingly toned example in NGC PR68 from the John Jay Pittman and Phil Kaufman collections. Another example in NGC PR65 originated in an 1850 Proof set in the Bibliothegue Nationale in Paris; that coin was traded out of the set in 1986 for French coins needed for the museum. Some of the 1850 Proof coins from the still still remain there, including a Proof 1850 Double Eagle.