1860-S 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

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PCGS AU50

PCGS AU50

PCGS XF45

PCGS XF45

PCGS #:
5453
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
56,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC 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 275 R-6.5 6 / 49 15 / 114
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114
Survival Estimate
All Grades 275
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.5
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 49
60 or Better 1 / 49
65 or Better 1 / 49
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 15 / 114
60 or Better 1 / 114
65 or Better 1 / 114

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS61 PCGS grade

Stack’s 9/1989:1126 - Jim Gray Collection - Bowers & Merena 7/2004:2240, $48,300 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98372, $55,812.50 - Heritage 4/2016:4624, $54,050 - Heritage 10/2016:3098 - Heritage 1/2017:5606, $37,600

2 AU53 estimated grade
3 AU50 estimated grade
4 XF45 PCGS grade
4 XF45 PCGS grade
4 XF45 estimated grade

Richmond Collection - David Lawrence 3/2005:1452, $31,050

7 XF40 PCGS grade PCGS #5453 (MS)     40
7 XF40 PCGS grade
7 XF40 PCGS grade
7 XF40 estimated grade
#1 MS61 PCGS grade

Stack’s 9/1989:1126 - Jim Gray Collection - Bowers & Merena 7/2004:2240, $48,300 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98372, $55,812.50 - Heritage 4/2016:4624, $54,050 - Heritage 10/2016:3098 - Heritage 1/2017:5606, $37,600

#2 AU53 estimated grade
#3 AU50 estimated grade
#4 XF45 PCGS grade
#4 XF45 PCGS grade
#4 XF45 estimated grade

Richmond Collection - David Lawrence 3/2005:1452, $31,050

PCGS #5453 (MS)     40 #7 XF40 PCGS grade
#7 XF40 PCGS grade
#7 XF40 PCGS grade
#7 XF40 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

Like the 1859-S Quarter Dollar, the 1860-S is a rare date that is virtually impossible to find in Mint State. As such, it is one of the most important condition-rarities in this series, on par with some of the 1870-1873 Carson City issues and the 1859-S. Conversely, judging strike quality on this date is problematic since so few nice examples are known. However, looking at the images above, one notes weakness on the third and fourth stars, and also on the eleventh through thirteenth stars, though some of this may be attributable to wear. Original, uncleaned examples of this date should be worth a significant premium and should be the focus of collectors' attention).