1860 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
5451
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
804,400
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
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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 900 R-5.2 43 / 49 78 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 35 / 49 TIE 65 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 21 / 49 42 / 114 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 900
60 or Better 100
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.2
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 43 / 49
60 or Better 35 / 49 TIE
65 or Better 21 / 49
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 78 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 65 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 42 / 114 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 estimated grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #5451 (MS)     65

Heritage 12/2010:3529, $5,175

5 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #5451 (MS)     65
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 estimated grade
PCGS #5451 (MS)     65 #5 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2010:3529, $5,175

PCGS #5451 (MS)     65 #5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1860 Quarter Dollar started off the new decade with a substantial mintage of over 800,000 pieces. Back then, collectors had ample time to acquire nice examples, leaving numerous opportunities for today's collectors to purchase choice specimens. The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census consists entirely of MS65 and better examples, and at least a dozen or more examples have been certified by PCGS in each of the MS63, MS64, MS65 grades. MS66 seems to be the terminal grade on the high end. Fully struck examples are difficult to find, which may be a limiting factor for the grade. Virtually all of the examples seen thus far have weakness on some to several of the obverse stars. Luster ranges from bright and flashy to soft and creamy. Collectors should look for well-struck examples with good luster and eye appeal -- coins like that should be worth a nice premium today and in the future.