1873 25C Arrows (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
5491
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.30 grams
Mintage:
1,271,160
Mint:
Philadelphia
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 2,100 R-4.5 5 / 5 101 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 4 / 5 84 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 4 / 5 56 / 114 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,100
60 or Better 250
65 or Better 30
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-6.6
65 or Better R-8.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 5
60 or Better 4 / 5
65 or Better 4 / 5
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 101 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 84 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 56 / 114 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Simpson collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Simpson collection

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1873, the Mint raised the weight of the Dimes, Quarter Dollars and Half Dollars ever so slightly. Just as in 1853-1855, arrowheads on either side of the date indicated this change. For the Quarter Dollar, the arrowheads were used only in 1873 and 1874, then removed in subsequent years. The arrowheads in 1873 were more cosmetic than anything else; in 1853, the lack of arrowheads indicated that a silver coin contained more bullion value than its face value, thus it could be pulled from circulation and melted down for a profit. Such was not the case in 1873, because the new coins with arrowheads were worth more than the 1853-1873 coins, not less.

Apparently, this design change sparked a collecting frenzy, as the number of surviving Mint State examples is the highest since 1862. Most Mint State examples fall into the MS-62 to MS-64 range. Gems are scarce and superb exxamples are downright rare. The best example is a single PCGS MS67.