1868-S 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
5473
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

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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 12 / 48 TIE 23 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 9 / 48 TIE 19 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 48 TIE 3 / 114 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 350
60 or Better 15
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 12 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 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 19 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 114 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2015:4030, $82,250

2 MS65 estimated grade

J.B. Chase Collection - Thomas L. Elder 12/1907 - John H. Clapp - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1491, $14,300 - Superior 6/2000:1421, $8,338

2 MS65 estimated grade
2 MS65 estimated grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 estimated grade
10 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2015:4030, $82,250

#2 MS65 estimated grade

J.B. Chase Collection - Thomas L. Elder 12/1907 - John H. Clapp - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1491, $14,300 - Superior 6/2000:1421, $8,338

#2 MS65 estimated grade
#2 MS65 estimated grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 estimated grade
#10 MS63 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The relatively large mintage for the 1868-S Quarter Dollar belies its true rarity. In low grades, this date can be found rather inexpensively, but once the grade reaches Extremely Fine, the price begins to soar. In Mint State, this date is very scarce and valuable. A direct comparison with the lower-mintage 1868-P illustrates two principles: 1) collectors had difficulty obtaining coins from San Francisco, or 2) they were satisfied enough with the coins they obtained from Philadelphia. In 1868, collecting by date and mintmark combinations was virtually unknown, so there was little demand for coins from the branch mints. However, at least one collector saved an original example, as the PCGS Population Report shows a single MS67. This coin has not yet appeared at public auction, so we have no clear indication of what it might be worth, but it would be substantial.