1857 25C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

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PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS #:
5553
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
40
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 40 R-8.7 14 / 22 19 / 54
60 or Better 38 R-8.7 14 / 22 19 / 54
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 12 / 22 14 / 54 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 40
60 or Better 38
65 or Better 5
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.7
60 or Better R-8.7
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 14 / 22
60 or Better 14 / 22
65 or Better 12 / 22
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 19 / 54
60 or Better 19 / 54
65 or Better 14 / 54 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade
1 PR65 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4228, $9,400

1 PR65 PCGS grade
1 PR65 estimated grade

Douglas Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5763, $14,100 - Heritage 4/2013:4229, not sold - Heritage 1/2015:4101, not sold - Heritage 6/2015:3916, $6,462.50

1 PR65 estimated grade

Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1828, $23,000 - Greensboro Collection, Part IV - Heritage 1/2015:3103, $7,050

1 PR65 estimated grade

Fairchild Family Trust - Goldbergs 5/2001:566 - Northeast Numismatics, sold privately in 7/2001 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30408, $9,400

7 PR64 PCGS grade PCGS #5553 (PR)     64
7 PR64 PCGS grade PR64 PCGS grade
7 PR64 PCGS grade
7 PR64 PCGS grade
#1 PR65 PCGS grade
#1 PR65 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4228, $9,400

#1 PR65 PCGS grade
#1 PR65 estimated grade

Douglas Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5763, $14,100 - Heritage 4/2013:4229, not sold - Heritage 1/2015:4101, not sold - Heritage 6/2015:3916, $6,462.50

#1 PR65 estimated grade

Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1828, $23,000 - Greensboro Collection, Part IV - Heritage 1/2015:3103, $7,050

#1 PR65 estimated grade

Fairchild Family Trust - Goldbergs 5/2001:566 - Northeast Numismatics, sold privately in 7/2001 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30408, $9,400

PCGS #5553 (PR)     64 #7 PR64 PCGS grade
PR64 PCGS grade #7 PR64 PCGS grade
#7 PR64 PCGS grade
#7 PR64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1857 Proof Quarter Dollar, like the 1856, has long been touted as a great rarity, with an estimated mintage of 30-40. As with the 1856, the grading services have discovered that there are quite a few more 1857 Quarters in Proof than was previously thought. To prove the point, we note that PCGS has certified 36 Proof 1857 Quarters, to which we must add the 43 examples certified by NGC, adding up to a total of 79 examples. Even after deducting for resubmissions, it is clear that the "real" mintage of the 1857 Quarter Dollar is closer to 100 Proofs.

The 1857 Proof follows the grading distribution of the 1856, though there are more of the former. PR63 and PR64 examples are the most plentiful, though all are quite scarce. Outstanding examples include three PCGS PR65s, and a single PCGS PR65+. NGC shows three PR66s.

Cameo examples are the exception rather than the rule. Deep Cameo examples may not exist, as none have been graded by either PCGS or NGC.