1869-S 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS XF45

PCGS XF45

PCGS #:
5475
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
76,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - 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 400 R-6.2 15 / 48 TIE 34 / 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 400
60 or Better 10
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 15 / 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 34 / 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 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 estimated grade

Harlan P. Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1906 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1493 - Bowers & Merena 12/2001:6216, $10,063 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:438, $21,850

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Legend Numismatics, sold privately in 8/2000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98461, $9,987.50

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98378, $10,868.75

3 MS64 estimated grade

Bowers & Merena 11/2002:1346, $9,200

5 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 estimated grade
7 MS63 estimated grade
7 MS63 estimated grade
10 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 estimated grade

Harlan P. Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1906 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1493 - Bowers & Merena 12/2001:6216, $10,063 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:438, $21,850

#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Legend Numismatics, sold privately in 8/2000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98461, $9,987.50

#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98378, $10,868.75

#3 MS64 estimated grade

Bowers & Merena 11/2002:1346, $9,200

#5 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 estimated grade
#7 MS63 estimated grade
#7 MS63 estimated grade
#10 MS62 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1869-S Quarter Dollar is slightly scarcer in lower grades but, like the 1868-S, is a rarity in high grade. Perhaps a dozen Mint State examples are known, mostly in the MS62 to MS64 grade range. Gem examples are exceedingly rare and no examples better than MS64 have appeared on the market since 2006. Fully struck examples may not exist, as most show weakness on some of the stars on the obverse and the denticles on both sides.