1873-S 25C Arrows (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS XF45

PCGS XF45

PCGS #:
5493
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.30 grams
Mintage:
156,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 500 R-6.0 2 / 5 49 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 2 / 5 31 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 5 3 / 114 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 25
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 5
60 or Better 2 / 5
65 or Better 2 / 5
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 49 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 31 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 114 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2015:3192, $13,512.50 - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack’s/Bowers, sold privately in 12/2012 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98360, $18,800

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2010:3936 - Heritage 8/2012:5119 - David Lawrence Rare Coins, sold privately in 9/2012 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98468, $11,162.50 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 7/2017:169, not sold

4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 estimated grade
4 MS63 estimated grade
4 MS63 estimated grade
4 MS63 estimated grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2015:3192, $13,512.50 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack’s/Bowers, sold privately in 12/2012 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98360, $18,800

#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2010:3936 - Heritage 8/2012:5119 - David Lawrence Rare Coins, sold privately in 9/2012 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98468, $11,162.50 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 7/2017:169, not sold

#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 estimated grade
#4 MS63 estimated grade
#4 MS63 estimated grade
#4 MS63 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1873-S With Arrows Quarter is a scarce coin in circulated grades, and it becomes especially rare in Mint State. Virtually all of the Mint State 1873-S With Arrows Quarters are low-end (MS60 to MS63). Part of the reason for this is because collectors back east paid little attention to mintmarked coins until years later. Thus, why attempt to seek out a coin from the San Francisco Mint when a perfectly nice example could be obtained more easily, and in nicer condition, from the Philadelphia Mint?

However, there are three remarkable 1873-S With Arrows Quarters that sit at the MS65 level. All three have been certified by PCGS and ll three have different appearances. One is brilliant and flashy, one has even, mottled toning, and one is heavily toned. Choosing the best example is a matter of taste and how the viewer feels about toning. Thus far, the market has valued the example with the mottled toning the highest of the three.