1853/4 25C Arrows and Rays (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
5427
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
15,210,020
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
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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 1 / 3 62 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 2 / 3 31 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 3 1 / 114
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600
60 or Better 25
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 3
60 or Better 2 / 3
65 or Better 1 / 3
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 62 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 31 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 114

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1853/4 Quarter Dollars is a rare exception to the rule that overdating occurs by stamping a newer date over an older one. Based on that rule, the only explanation for this overdate is that it occurred late in 1853, when dies had already been created for 1854 Quarter Dollars in anticipation of production in the following year.

In 1988, Walter Breen characterized this date as being "prohibitively rare in mint state." In the intervening years, several mint state examples have entered the market, modifying the description to scarce. MS63 and MS64 examples are the most prevalent, and the population data is probably elevated due to resubmissions. Whether this date is deemed rare or scarce is of little consequence, as collectors are happy to obtain an example on any grade.

The finest 1853/4 Quarter Dollar is a single PCGS MS65.