1857-O 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
5443
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
1,180,000
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 600 R-5.8 34 / 49 TIE 62 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 22 / 49 TIE 45 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600
60 or Better 40
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-8.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 34 / 49 TIE
60 or Better 22 / 49 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 49
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 62 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 45 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 114

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

“400 Esplanade” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #5443 (MS)     64
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
10 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

“400 Esplanade” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

PCGS #5443 (MS)     64 #2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#10 MS63 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1857-O Quarter Dollars has the third largest mintage of any Seated Liberty Quarter from the New Orleans Mint and it is one of only three O-Mint Seated Liberty Quarter Dollars with mintages over one million coins. However, because this was from a remote mint, the number of survivors is not as large as it would have been if the coins had been produced at the Philadelphia Mint. Thus, when compared with the 1859, which has a mintage similar to that of the 1857-O, we find that the population of Mint State 1859s is larger than that of the 1857-O by a considerable margin. On the other hand, the 1857-O seems to be more scarce than some of the dates with much smaller mintages, such as the 1859-O and the 1860-O.

Most 1857-O Quarter Dollars are fairly well struck, though the denticles are sometimes weak from 6:00 to 7:30 on the obverse, almost as if the dies were slightly out of parallel. Sometimes, the eagles right leg (viewer's left) is weak, as is the uppermost fletch.

Mint State examples are decidedly scarce, they are most often found in MS63 or MS64, and none have been certified above MS64 by PCGS.