1854-O 25C Arrows (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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MINTMARK COMPARISON

MINTMARK COMPARISON

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
5433
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
1,484,000
Mint:
New Orleans
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 700 R-5.6 4 / 6 70 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 3 / 6 58 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 2 / 6 19 / 114 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 700
60 or Better 60
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.6
60 or Better R-8.4
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 6
60 or Better 3 / 6
65 or Better 2 / 6
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 70 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 58 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 19 / 114 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Matthew A. Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1907:1193 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1457, $34,100 - Bowers & Merena 5/1999:2087, $28,750 - Stuart Blay, sold privately in 8/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98429, $23,500

1 MS66 estimated grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:4088, $15,275 - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS65 PCGS grade

Superior 5/1990:3669 - Heritage 5/2008:316, $29,900 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98428, $14,100 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2019:3061

3 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 5/2012:3634, $3,450

6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Matthew A. Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1907:1193 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1457, $34,100 - Bowers & Merena 5/1999:2087, $28,750 - Stuart Blay, sold privately in 8/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98429, $23,500

#1 MS66 estimated grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:4088, $15,275 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#3 MS65 PCGS grade

Superior 5/1990:3669 - Heritage 5/2008:316, $29,900 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98428, $14,100 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2019:3061

#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 5/2012:3634, $3,450

#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Quarter Dollars with mintages of over a million coins were unheard of until 1853. In 1853 and 1854, the Philadelphia Mint killed the old mintage records by a mile. Both years boasted mintages of over 12 million coins, a monster effort. In 1853 and 1854, the New Orleans Mint contributed by producing over a million quarters in each of those years. The mintage of the 1854-O Quarter is only slightly higher than that of the 1853-O, but the 1854-O is much less expensive because of a larger supply in all grades.

Mint State examples of the 1854-O With Arrows Quarter are scarce, but not rare. The best example is a single PCGS MS66.

Be sure to check the mintmark on any 1854-O Quarter Dollar for the rare and elusive Huge O variety. The mintmark on this unusual variety is over-sized and misshapen, making it easy to distinguish.