1870 25C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

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PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS #:
5569
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
1,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS 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 575 R-5.8 10 / 25 TIE 38 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 1 / 25 TIE 18 / 54 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600
60 or Better 575
65 or Better 30
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-5.8
65 or Better R-8.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 25 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 38 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 38 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 54 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade PCGS #5569 (PR)     67
2 PR66+ PCGS grade
2 PR66+ PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade PCGS #5569 (PR)     66
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 estimated grade
7 PR65+ PCGS grade PCGS #5569 (PR)     65+
8 PR65 PCGS grade PR65 PCGS grade
8 PR65 PCGS grade
8 PR65 PCGS grade
PCGS #5569 (PR)     67 #1 PR67 PCGS grade
#2 PR66+ PCGS grade
#2 PR66+ PCGS grade
PCGS #5569 (PR)     66 #4 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 estimated grade
PCGS #5569 (PR)     65+ #7 PR65+ PCGS grade
PR65 PCGS grade #8 PR65 PCGS grade
#8 PR65 PCGS grade
#8 PR65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The mintage of the Proof 1870 Quarter Dollar is listed at 1,000 pieces, which represents the number of coins struck, but not necessarily sold. In the 1870's, proof mintages were based on both anticipated and actual demand, either of which rarely matched exactly. If there was a difference, it must have been small, because the 1870 Proof Quarter is common.

The majority of the examples certified by PCGS are of the non-Cameo version, but this number includes some Cameo examples which were certified before PCGS began recognizing the Cameo designation. In actuality, Cameos represent perhaps fifty percent of this date, with Deep Cameos making up a much smaller percentage.

Gem 1870 Quarters are somewhat scarce, indicating poor storage techniques. The finest 1870 Quarter certified by PCGS is a single, nion-Cameo PR67.