1862-S 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

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PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS #:
5457
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
67,000
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
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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 25 R-9.0 14 / 49 TIE 31 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114
Survival Estimate
All Grades 350
60 or Better 25
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 49 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 49 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 49
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 23 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 31 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 114

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
10 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
#10 MS62 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1862-S Quarter Dollar has a smaller mintage than the 1859-S and the 1861-S, yet it is priced much lower, especially in high grades. Where the 1859-S and 1861-S are virtually unobtainable in Mint State, the 1862-S is scarce, but available. That is not to say that the known examples are nice -- the 1862-S is more likely to appear in MS62 than any other grade, and the best examples top out at MS64. Amazingly, the price record for this date goes all the way back to 1997, when the Eliasberg example sold for $7,700.