1872 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
5481
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
182,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Die 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 400 R-6.2 15 / 48 TIE 34 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 48 1 / 114
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 48 TIE 3 / 114 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 15 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 48
65 or Better 2 / 48 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 34 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 114
65 or Better 3 / 114 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #5481 (MS)     66
1 MS66 estimated grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:250, $6,580

3 MS65 estimated grade

Heritage 4/2013:1967, $8,550.48

5 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #5481 (MS)     64
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
PCGS #5481 (MS)     66 #1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:250, $6,580

#3 MS65 estimated grade

Heritage 4/2013:1967, $8,550.48

PCGS #5481 (MS)     64 #5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1872, the Philadelphia mint cranked out more half dollars than in any year since the beginning of the Civil War. As a result, collectors are able to obtain examples of this date with relative ease. Circulated examples are plentiful but Mint State examples are actually scarce. PCGS recognizes several MS63 and MS64 examples, but very few in MS65 and better. The total number of PCGS-certified Mint State examples is less than two dozen, which makes this date a great value compared to the much more common dates such as 1875 and 1876.