1859-O 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
5449
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
260,000
Mint:
New Orleans
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - 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 350 R-6.3 10 / 49 TIE 23 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 9 / 49 TIE 21 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 49 TIE 3 / 114 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 350
60 or Better 20
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 49 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 49 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 49 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 23 / 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 MS66 PCGS grade

David Lawrence, sold privately in 7/2000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30379, $9,400 - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS66 estimated grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4210, $25,262.50 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 5/2016:151, $23,500 - Heritage 1/2017:5604, $21,737.50

3 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 estimated grade
5 MS64 estimated grade
5 MS64 estimated grade
10 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

David Lawrence, sold privately in 7/2000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30379, $9,400 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#1 MS66 estimated grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4210, $25,262.50 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 5/2016:151, $23,500 - Heritage 1/2017:5604, $21,737.50

#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 estimated grade
#5 MS64 estimated grade
#5 MS64 estimated grade
#10 MS63 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1859-O Quarter Dollar is a semi-scarce issue with the lowest mintage of the 1853-1860 era. In fact, after the 1849-O, the 1851-O, and the 1852-O, this date has the lowest mintage of any O-Mint Seated Liberty Quarter Dollar. Mint State examples are scarce to rare, scattered among the MS61 and MS66 grades. The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census consists entirely of coins from MS63 to MS66, any of which would fetch strong prices in the marketplace.

The strike quality is excellent for a New Orleans Mint product, but falls short of the Philadelphia issues because of slight weakness in some of the stars and denticles.