1820 25C (Proof)

Series: Capped Bust Quarters 1820-1838

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS #:
5365
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
6.74 grams
Mintage:
10
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% 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 3 R-9.8 5 / 9 TIE 8 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 5 / 9 TIE 8 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 9 TIE 1 / 16 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3
60 or Better 3
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.8
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 9 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 9 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 9 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 16 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade

B-1.  Heritage 9/2005:2639, $218,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2015:1061, $188,000

1 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR64 PCGS grade PR64 PCGS grade

B-4.  George H. Earle, Jr. Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:3052 - Hillyer C. Ryder Collection - Wayte Raymond - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection (duplicates) - New Netherlands 6/1957:1146 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1988:1532, $20,900 - Superior “Auction '90” 8/1990:1069, $10.450 - Heritage 7/1993:5246 - Whitney P. Summerland Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1994:1245 - Superior 9/2008:180 - Stack's 7/2009:451, $55,000 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7307, not sold - Heritage 8/2012:5114, $88,125 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:117, $85,187.50 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:239, not sold - Heritage 6/2017:3614, $76,375

4 PR63 estimated grade

B-1.  Superior "Auction '89" 7/1989:566 - Heritage 5/2008:306, $97,750.

5 PR63 estimated grade

Mint Collection - National Numismatic Collection (Smithsonian Institution)
 

#1 PR66 PCGS grade

B-1.  Heritage 9/2005:2639, $218,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2015:1061, $188,000

#1 PR66 PCGS grade
PR64 PCGS grade #3 PR64 PCGS grade

B-4.  George H. Earle, Jr. Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:3052 - Hillyer C. Ryder Collection - Wayte Raymond - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection (duplicates) - New Netherlands 6/1957:1146 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1988:1532, $20,900 - Superior “Auction '90” 8/1990:1069, $10.450 - Heritage 7/1993:5246 - Whitney P. Summerland Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1994:1245 - Superior 9/2008:180 - Stack's 7/2009:451, $55,000 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7307, not sold - Heritage 8/2012:5114, $88,125 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:117, $85,187.50 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:239, not sold - Heritage 6/2017:3614, $76,375

#4 PR63 estimated grade

B-1.  Superior "Auction '89" 7/1989:566 - Heritage 5/2008:306, $97,750.

#5 PR63 estimated grade

Mint Collection - National Numismatic Collection (Smithsonian Institution)
 

Ron Guth:

The 1820 Proof Quarter Dollar is an extremely rare coin. At least four examples have been identified, though additional old auction appearances hint at more. The Smithsonian example is off the market (presumably forever), leaving only three examples for collectors. Curiously, three different die varieties comprise the four known examples. Confusing the issue further is the existence of one-sided Proofs that show a reflective obverse and a frosty reverse. As a result, certification is imperative.

The record auction price for this date was achieved in 2005, when Heritage sold an NGC PR67 example (illustrated above) for $218,500.

LOT 1061 1820 Capped Bust Quarter