1870-CC 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

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PCGS AU53

PCGS AU53

PCGS XF40

PCGS XF40

PCGS #:
5477
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
8,340
Mint:
Carson City
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 300 R-6.4 8 / 48 TIE 16 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 48 1 / 114
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 48 1 / 114
Survival Estimate
All Grades 300
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 48
65 or Better 1 / 48
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 16 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 114
65 or Better 1 / 114

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63 estimated grade

William B. Wetmore Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 6/1906 - J.M. Clapp - John H. Clapp - Clapp estate, 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1495, $187,000

According to Rusty Goe, Carson City coin expert, the attribution of this coin to the Harlan P. Smith Collection is incorrect.  This was an error in the Clapp notebook, as no 1870-CC Quarter Dollar appeared in Chapman Brothers’ sale of the H.P. Smith collection.  The Wetmore sale took place the day after the Smith sale and contained an 1870-CC Quarter Dollar that sold for $10, the exact amount recorded in the Clapp notebook.

2 AU55 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #5477 (MS) 55

The plate coin in “The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of United States Liberty Seated Quarters” by Larry Briggs

Richmond Collection - David Lawrence 3/2005:1471 - Rusty Goe - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11091, $184,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98354, $188,000

3 AU53 PCGS grade

Kuether-Jewison

4 AU50 PCGS grade
5 XF45 PCGS grade
5 XF45 PCGS grade
5 XF45 estimated grade

Superior 2/1998:2031 - Heritage 8/1999:6278, $24,150 - Heritage 10/2000:6135 - Heritage 1/2001:6903, $24,000 - Usibelli Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5217, $70,500

8 XF40 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:120, $52,875 - D.L. Hansen Collection

8 XF40 PCGS grade
8 XF40 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 estimated grade

William B. Wetmore Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 6/1906 - J.M. Clapp - John H. Clapp - Clapp estate, 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1495, $187,000

According to Rusty Goe, Carson City coin expert, the attribution of this coin to the Harlan P. Smith Collection is incorrect.  This was an error in the Clapp notebook, as no 1870-CC Quarter Dollar appeared in Chapman Brothers’ sale of the H.P. Smith collection.  The Wetmore sale took place the day after the Smith sale and contained an 1870-CC Quarter Dollar that sold for $10, the exact amount recorded in the Clapp notebook.

 
	PCGS #5477 (MS) 55 
#2 AU55 PCGS grade

The plate coin in “The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of United States Liberty Seated Quarters” by Larry Briggs

Richmond Collection - David Lawrence 3/2005:1471 - Rusty Goe - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11091, $184,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98354, $188,000

#3 AU53 PCGS grade

Kuether-Jewison

#4 AU50 PCGS grade
#5 XF45 PCGS grade
#5 XF45 PCGS grade
#5 XF45 estimated grade

Superior 2/1998:2031 - Heritage 8/1999:6278, $24,150 - Heritage 10/2000:6135 - Heritage 1/2001:6903, $24,000 - Usibelli Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5217, $70,500

#8 XF40 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:120, $52,875 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#8 XF40 PCGS grade
#8 XF40 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Though it is not the rarest of the Seated Liberty Quarter Dollars, the 1870-CC ranks right near the top. Anyone interested in collecting coins from the Carson City Mint knows how difficult it is to locate an example of this date. Prices are high, even for low grade coins, and values escalate in the AU range. Only one Mint State example has been positively identified, that being the NGC MS64 Eliasberg example which sold for a record price of $187,000 back in 1997. To illustrate how rapidly values have increased for this date, in 2012 a PCGS AU55 example sold for $184,000 (which begs the question: What is the MS64 worth today?).