1873-CC 25C No Arrows (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
5486
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
4,000
Mint:
Carson City
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major 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 4 R-9.8 1 / 48 1 / 114
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 2 / 48 TIE 4 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 48 1 / 114
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4
60 or Better 3
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.8
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 48
60 or Better 2 / 48 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 48
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 114
60 or Better 4 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 114

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

John Swan Randall Collection - Ed Cogan 5/1878, $.35 - Browning Collection - James A. Stack Collection - Stack’s 1975:136, $80,000 William Grayson (B&B Coins) - NASCA 7/1979, not sold - NERCA 4/1980:519, $205,000 - Bob Riethe and Greg Holloway

2 MS64 PCGS grade  PCGS #5486 (MS)     64
John W. Haseltine - unknown intermediaries - F.C.C. Boyd - Numismatic Gallery “World's Greatest Collection” 3/1945:378 - Harold M. Budd - Ben Stack (Imperial Coin Company) - Numismatic Gallery (Abe Kosoff and Abner Kreisberg) - Ambassador and Mrs. R. Henry Norweb, acquired 1954 - Bowers & Merena 3/1988:1647, $88,000 - various dealer intermediaries - William Greene - Superior 2/1998:2038 (as PCGS MS64), $209,000 - Nevada Collection - Heritage 8/1999:6281 (as PCGS MS64 02652942), not sold - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11094, $460,000
3 MS63 PCGS grade

Carson City Mint Assay Commission shipment - John W. Haseltine - Stephen K. Nagy - William H. Woodin - H.O. Granberg - B. Max Mehl 7/1919:358 - Frederick C.C. Boyd - Numismatic Gallery 3/1945:378, $725 - Louis S. Eliasberg, Sr. -Bowers & Merena 3/1997:1503, $187,000 - Bolen Collection - Heritage 4/1999:5926, $106,375 - Richmond Collection - David Lawrence 3/2005:1480, $201,250 - Stack's 1/2009:338, $431,250 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98357, $376,000

4 VF35 estimated grade

Heritage 2/2002:5588, $79,350

5 Fine Details - Environmental Damage

Shown by Leon Hendrickson to Larry Briggs, who confirmed its authenticity. Described in an article in the October 29, 1996 issue of Numismatic News.

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

John Swan Randall Collection - Ed Cogan 5/1878, $.35 - Browning Collection - James A. Stack Collection - Stack’s 1975:136, $80,000 William Grayson (B&B Coins) - NASCA 7/1979, not sold - NERCA 4/1980:519, $205,000 - Bob Riethe and Greg Holloway

 PCGS #5486 (MS)     64 #2 MS64 PCGS grade
John W. Haseltine - unknown intermediaries - F.C.C. Boyd - Numismatic Gallery “World's Greatest Collection” 3/1945:378 - Harold M. Budd - Ben Stack (Imperial Coin Company) - Numismatic Gallery (Abe Kosoff and Abner Kreisberg) - Ambassador and Mrs. R. Henry Norweb, acquired 1954 - Bowers & Merena 3/1988:1647, $88,000 - various dealer intermediaries - William Greene - Superior 2/1998:2038 (as PCGS MS64), $209,000 - Nevada Collection - Heritage 8/1999:6281 (as PCGS MS64 02652942), not sold - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11094, $460,000
#3 MS63 PCGS grade

Carson City Mint Assay Commission shipment - John W. Haseltine - Stephen K. Nagy - William H. Woodin - H.O. Granberg - B. Max Mehl 7/1919:358 - Frederick C.C. Boyd - Numismatic Gallery 3/1945:378, $725 - Louis S. Eliasberg, Sr. -Bowers & Merena 3/1997:1503, $187,000 - Bolen Collection - Heritage 4/1999:5926, $106,375 - Richmond Collection - David Lawrence 3/2005:1480, $201,250 - Stack's 1/2009:338, $431,250 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98357, $376,000

#4 VF35 estimated grade

Heritage 2/2002:5588, $79,350

#5 Fine Details - Environmental Damage

Shown by Leon Hendrickson to Larry Briggs, who confirmed its authenticity. Described in an article in the October 29, 1996 issue of Numismatic News.

Ron Guth:

The 1873-CC No Arrows Quarter Dollar is an exceedingly rare coin. A complete list of the known examples is listed above in the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census. Three of the five examples are Mint State, a surprisingly high percentage compared to the normal grade distribution on regular, high-mintage coins. This date always creates considerable excitement whenever it appears on the market.