1889 25C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

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PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS #:
5590
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.30 grams
Mintage:
711
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
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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 600 R-5.8 10 / 25 TIE 38 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 580 R-5.8 10 / 25 TIE 38 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 130 R-7.7 15 / 25 40 / 54
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600
60 or Better 580
65 or Better 130
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-5.8
65 or Better R-7.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 15 / 25
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 38 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 38 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 40 / 54

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR68 PCGS grade

Sotheby's 11/1999:22 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98396, $15,275 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:122, $15,862.50

1 PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR67 estimated grade

Heritage 10/2012:4181, $10,575

2 PR67 estimated grade

Stack's 6/2005:1257, $10,925

3 PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade
8 PR66 PCGS grade
8 PR66 PCGS grade
8 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade

Sotheby's 11/1999:22 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98396, $15,275 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:122, $15,862.50

#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#2 PR67 estimated grade

Heritage 10/2012:4181, $10,575

#2 PR67 estimated grade

Stack's 6/2005:1257, $10,925

#3 PR67 PCGS grade
#3 PR67 PCGS grade
#3 PR67 PCGS grade
#8 PR66 PCGS grade
#8 PR66 PCGS grade
#8 PR66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The Proof 1889 Quarter Dollar benefits from the low mintage of its circulation strike counterparts. Only 12,000 Mint State 1889 Quarters were made, placing considerable pressure on the Proofs by collectors who need an example of this date for their collections. Proof examples of this date are fairly plentiful in PR63 to PR65, but anything nicer is decidedly rare. Cameo examples make up approximately one-fifth of the total population, whereas Deep Cameo examples account for less than three percent.

The finest 1889 Proof Quarter is a single PCGS PR68 (non-Cameo).