1863 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
5458
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
191,600
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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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 600 R-5.8 34 / 49 TIE 62 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 35 / 49 TIE 65 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 24 / 49 TIE 56 / 114 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600
60 or Better 100
65 or Better 30
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better R-8.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 34 / 49 TIE
60 or Better 35 / 49 TIE
65 or Better 24 / 49 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 62 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 65 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 56 / 114 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #5458 (MS)     66
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

PCGS #5458 (MS)     66 #2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1863 saw a precipitous decline in the mintage of the Quarter Dollars, signalling the start of a more gradual drop-off that lasted for the next decade. In fact, the next time that a mintage would exceed that of the 1863 was in 1873, when a change in the weight of the silver coins forced a renewed effort to make replacement Quarters for those removed from circulation.

Even with its reduced mintage, the 1863 is not a particularly rare coin. Several dozen Mint State examples are known, ranging in grades from MS61 to MS66, with most examples appearing in MS64 and MS65. The finest example is a single MS66+.