1871-S 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
5480
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
30,900
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 30 R-8.9 13 / 48 TIE 37 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 7 R-9.6 14 / 48 TIE 38 / 114 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 350
60 or Better 30
65 or Better 7
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better R-9.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 12 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 48 TIE
65 or Better 14 / 48 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 23 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 37 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 38 / 114 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67PCGS grade

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11350, $35,938 - Stack's/Bowers 5/2015:46, $32,900 - Heritage 1/2017:5609, $30,550

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Stellar Collection - Summit Rare Coins, sold privately in 8/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30391, $30,550

2 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS67PCGS grade

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11350, $35,938 - Stack's/Bowers 5/2015:46, $32,900 - Heritage 1/2017:5609, $30,550

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Stellar Collection - Summit Rare Coins, sold privately in 8/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30391, $30,550

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1871-S Quarter Dollar is much scarcer than its already low mintage indicates, making it one of the most important dates in the 1870s. This was a common theme for S-mint Quarter Dollars during this period. It just seemed as though collectors paid little attention to the coins from out West. Nowadays, the situation has reversed completely and collectors clamor for low-pop, high-grade coins. Unfortunately, the supply of Western Quarters is vastly smaller than current demand, resulting in high values for coins at the top of the condition ladder.

The PCGS Population Reports shows an atypical pattern for Mint State 1871-S Quarters. In this case, there is a void at the MS63 level, surrounded by small clusters at the MS62 and MS64 grades. A small number of Gems exists, with just a pair of MS66s at the top of the Condition Census. In an ironic twist, and an indication of the respect for this date, the price record belongs to a cleaned example that sold for $19,550 in 2011.