1855-S 25C Arrows (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
5437
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
396,400
Mint:
San Francisco
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 400 R-6.2 3 / 6 34 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 2 / 6 21 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 6 3 / 114 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 20
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 6
60 or Better 2 / 6
65 or Better 1 / 6
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 34 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 21 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 114 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS64+ PCGS grade

Stack's 7/2008:1510, $46,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98344, $15,275 - Stack's/Bowers 5/2016:23, not sold

4 MS64 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 2/2007:1355, $24,150 - Heritage 1/2009:3748, $19,550 - Heritage 5/2009:621, $16,100

4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 estimated grade

Matthew A. Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1907:??? - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1461, $9,900 - Bowers & Merena 12/2001:6215, $11,213 - Heritage 1/2004:2054, $14,950 - Heritage 1/2015:4089, $19,975

7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 estimated grade
10 MS62 estimated grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS64+ PCGS grade

Stack's 7/2008:1510, $46,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98344, $15,275 - Stack's/Bowers 5/2016:23, not sold

#4 MS64 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 2/2007:1355, $24,150 - Heritage 1/2009:3748, $19,550 - Heritage 5/2009:621, $16,100

#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 estimated grade

Matthew A. Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1907:??? - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1461, $9,900 - Bowers & Merena 12/2001:6215, $11,213 - Heritage 1/2004:2054, $14,950 - Heritage 1/2015:4089, $19,975

#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 estimated grade
#10 MS62 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

Five dates comprise the With Arrows, No Rays type, and the rarity of each one of them lines up exactly with their respective mintages. Thus, the 1855-S With Arrows, which has the second lowest mintage of the series, is the second rarest of the bunch. In Mint State, this date is equally scarce, especially in grades above MS63. To date, the finest example is a single PCGS MS65, which has never appeared on the market. Considering that a PCGS MS64 set the price record at $46,000, it would be interesting to see what this Gem would bring.

Larry Briggs identified three different reverse for this date, all of which have a Large S.