PCGS: The Standard for the Rare Coin Industry

1864-S 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS XF45

PCGS XF45

PCGS VF35

PCGS VF35

PCGS #:
5460
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
20,000
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

HideShow Plus+ Grades
Hide eBay

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 80 R-8.2 2 / 49 4 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 2 / 49 TIE 4 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114
Survival Estimate
All Grades 80
60 or Better 4
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.2
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 49
60 or Better 2 / 49 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 49
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 114

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 estimated grade

William M. Friesner Collection - Edouard Frossard 6/1894 - J.M. Clapp - John Clapp - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1483, $104,500 - Bowers & Merena 8/2006:3078, not sold

2 MS64+ PCGS grade  
	MS64+ PCGS grade

Benson Collection, Part I - Goldbergs 2/2001:1633 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98454, $28,200 - Heritage 4/2016:4626, $24,675 - Srotag Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade

Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30383, $28,200

2 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS63 estimated grade
5 MS63 estimated grade
5 MS63 estimated grade
8 AU58 PCGS grade
8 AU58 PCGS grade
8 AU58 estimated grade
#1 MS67 estimated grade

William M. Friesner Collection - Edouard Frossard 6/1894 - J.M. Clapp - John Clapp - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1483, $104,500 - Bowers & Merena 8/2006:3078, not sold

 
	MS64+ PCGS grade 
#2 MS64+ PCGS grade

Benson Collection, Part I - Goldbergs 2/2001:1633 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98454, $28,200 - Heritage 4/2016:4626, $24,675 - Srotag Collection

#2 MS64 PCGS grade

Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30383, $28,200

#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS63 estimated grade
#5 MS63 estimated grade
#5 MS63 estimated grade
#8 AU58 PCGS grade
#8 AU58 PCGS grade
#8 AU58 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1864-S Quarter Dollar is a nice, Civil War era rarity with a small mintage of only 20,000 coins. In fact, this date has the smallest mintage of any Seated Liberty Quarter from the San Francisco Mint. Naturally, this date is rare and difficult to obtain in virtually all grades. The images above give some indication of what is available to collectors -- very few examples, most of which are in low grade. Mint State examples are exceedingly rare, led by the remarkable NGC MS68 from the celebrated Eliasberg Collection. It is difficult to tell what nice examples are supposed to look like, as so few are available, but observing the Eliasberg example, we note weakness on most of the stars on the right side of the obverse and just a bit of softness on the eagle's right (viewer's left) leg feathers, and possibly the mintmark.