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1871 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
5478
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
118,200
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC 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 300 R-6.4 8 / 48 TIE 16 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 35 R-8.8 16 / 48 42 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 48 TIE 3 / 114 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 300
60 or Better 35
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-8.8
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 48
65 or Better 2 / 48 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 16 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 42 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 114 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade PCGS #5478 (MS)     68
2 MS67+ PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 6/2009 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30389, $32,900

3 MS66 estimated grade
4 MS65+ PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 5/2001:1465 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98462, $6,483.65

4 MS65+ PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #5478 (MS)     65
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 estimated grade
10 MS64 PCGS grade
PCGS #5478 (MS)     68 #1 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 6/2009 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30389, $32,900

#3 MS66 estimated grade
#4 MS65+ PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 5/2001:1465 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98462, $6,483.65

#4 MS65+ PCGS grade
PCGS #5478 (MS)     65 #6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 estimated grade
#10 MS64 PCGS grade
PCGS Grading Room: The MS 68 specimen riveted the attention of each grader. The condition rarity of the date added to the piece's incredulity. "Where the ___ did this coin come from?!" was heard more than once.
Ron Guth:

The 1871 Quarter Dollar was the first date in the series to exceed 100,000 coins since the Civil War. Even so, it still commands a premium over the mega-mintage dates such as 1876 and 1877. Uncirculated examples are rather scarce and appear mostly in MS63 and MS64. There is one standout, a single PCGS MS68, that represents one of the finest examples of any Liberty Seated Quarter.

This date comes well struck, with luster ranging from hard and chrome-like to frosty, snowy white.