1861-S 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS AU58+

PCGS AU58+

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PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
5455
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
96,000
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 60 R-8.4 1 / 49 3 / 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 60
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.4
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 49
60 or Better 1 / 49
65 or Better 1 / 49
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 114
60 or Better 1 / 114
65 or Better 1 / 114

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 AU58+ PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade

Frog Run Farm Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2006:365, $32,200

2 AU58 PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU55 PCGS grade AU55 PCGS grade
5 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU53 estimated grade
7 AU53 estimated grade
9 AU50 PCGS grade
9 AU50 PCGS grade
#1 AU58+ PCGS grade
#2 AU58 PCGS grade

Frog Run Farm Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2006:365, $32,200

#2 AU58 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 PCGS grade
AU55 PCGS grade #5 AU55 PCGS grade
#5 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU53 estimated grade
#7 AU53 estimated grade
#9 AU50 PCGS grade
#9 AU50 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1861-S Quarter Dollar is a significant condition-rarity in high grades. The mintage of 96,000 coins is small, but not low enough to account for the rarity of this date. Rather, the lack of high-grade examples can be attributed to the distance between the San Francisco Mint and collectors. Unless the coins were saved and preserved before they entered into circulation, they simply wore down as they travelled east. The complete lack of Mint State examples confirms this to be the case. The best that collectors can hope for today is to find a clean, original, problem-free example. That, by itself, will be difficult enough.