1866-S 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS VF25

PCGS VF25

PCGS #:
5469
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
28,000
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 350 R-6.3 12 / 48 TIE 23 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 6 / 48 TIE 14 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 48 TIE 3 / 114 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 350
60 or Better 10
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 12 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 48 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 48 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 23 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 114 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Silbermünzen Collection - Heritage 5/2008:321, $97,750 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2014:13082, withdrawn - Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3101, not sold - Bonhams 12/2016:160, not sold

2 MS64 estimated grade

Superior 10/2000:3165 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98375, $25,262.50

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2016:5333, $17,625

4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 estimated grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
9 AU58 estimated grade
9 AU58 estimated grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Silbermünzen Collection - Heritage 5/2008:321, $97,750 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2014:13082, withdrawn - Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3101, not sold - Bonhams 12/2016:160, not sold

#2 MS64 estimated grade

Superior 10/2000:3165 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98375, $25,262.50

#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2016:5333, $17,625

#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 estimated grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#9 AU58 estimated grade
#9 AU58 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The scarcity of the 1866-S Quarter Dollar can be blamed on its small mintage and the dearth of coin collectors in the far West. Because so few nice examples have survived, this is one of the condition-rarities of the series. However, there is one outstanding example that sets the standard for this date -- a superb PCGS MS66 that burst onto the market in 2008 and set a record price of $97,750. The next most valuable example sold for less than a fifth of that price, underscoring the desirability of this exceptional example.

The majority of the 1866-S Quarter Dollars examined by PCGS have been circulated, with most of those examples scattered fairly evenly from VF20 to XF45. In AU and better conditions, this date is a true prize.