1879 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
5511
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.30 grams
Mintage:
13,600
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 2,000 R-4.6 36 / 48 TIE 94 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 39 / 48 TIE 94 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 120 R-7.8 39 / 48 TIE 80 / 114 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000
60 or Better 400
65 or Better 120
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-7.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 36 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 39 / 48 TIE
65 or Better 39 / 48 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 94 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 94 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 80 / 114 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade

Jason Carter, sold privately in 12/2013 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98365, $23,500

2 MS68+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2013:3411, $7,114.63

5 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS68+ PCGS grade

Jason Carter, sold privately in 12/2013 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98365, $23,500

#2 MS68+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2013:3411, $7,114.63

#5 MS67 PCGS grade
#5 MS67 PCGS grade
#5 MS67 PCGS grade
#5 MS67 PCGS grade
#5 MS67 PCGS grade
#5 MS67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1879 Quarter Dollar begins a run of consecutive dates that have delightfully low mintages. Proof mintages maintained their levels throughout this period thanks to collector demand, and sufficient Mint State examples were saved by collectors such that today's prices are in line with more common dates, but circulated examples are very scarce and sought after. The surviving population of the 1879 Quarter is higher than any of the subsequent dates with the exception of the 1891, but it compares favorable with the 1880, 1889, and 1890.

Collectors have a nice selection of Mint State examples from which to choose, mostly in the MS-63 to MS-66 grades. Superb MS-67 examples are very scarce, and the finest examples certified by PCGS are a pair of MS68s. This date comes well-struck usually, and semi-Prooflike often. It is one of the best values in the Seated Liberty Quarter series.