1857-S 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
5444
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
82,000
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 250 R-6.6 4 / 49 TIE 11 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 7 / 49 TIE 14 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114
Survival Estimate
All Grades 250
60 or Better 10
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 49 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 49 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 49
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 114

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 estimated grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 estimated grade
6 MS63 estimated grade
9 MS60 PCGS grade
10 AU58 PCGS grade PCGS #5444 (MS)     58

Heritage 1/2011:3408, $5,462.50

#1 MS65 estimated grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 estimated grade
#6 MS63 estimated grade
#9 MS60 PCGS grade
PCGS #5444 (MS)     58 #10 AU58 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:3408, $5,462.50

Ron Guth:

The mintage of the Quarter Dollars produced in San Francisco in 1857 dropped to under 100,000 coins, a significant decline from the previous two years. The reason for this decline is unknown, but may have to do with local demand for the denomination. Regardless of the reason, this was the smallest mintage of any Seated Liberty Quarter Dollar since 1849. As a result, all grades are scarce, and high-grade examples can be quite elusive. The PCGS Condition Census consists mostly of Uncirculated examples, but includes an AU58 at the low end. On the high end, the finest 1857-S Quarter Dollar appears to be a lone NGC MS66.

The strike quality of the 1857-S Quarter Dollar is excellent.