1843 25C AU55 Certification #42170073, PCGS #5404

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1843 Quarter Dollar is typical of most dates from the 1840's -- it is scarce, but not rare, and can be found in Uncirculated condition with patience and luck. None of the mintages of any of the Quarter Dollars from the 1840's exceeded a million coins, but the mintages were healthier than those of other decades (especially those of the 1860's and 1870's). 

Mint State 1843 Quarter Dollars appear most often in MS-63.  On either side of that grade (both lower and higher) the populations drop quickly.  As of September 2011, PCGS reported 32 Mint State 1843 Quarter Dollars, the finest of which are two in MS-66.

PCGS #
5404
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Weight
6.74 grams
Mintage
645600
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
53
Pop Lower
83
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 34 / 49 TIE 62 / 114 TIE
All Grades 60 R-8.4 31 / 49 TIE 58 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 8 / 49 TIE 19 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 600
All Grades 60
60 or Better 3
65 or Better R-5.8
All Grades R-8.4
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better 34 / 49 TIE
All Grades 31 / 49 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 49 TIE
65 or Better 62 / 114 TIE
All Grades 58 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 19 / 114 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Doug Noblet Collection - Bowers & Merena 8/2001:131, $6,900 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98333, $4,935 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2015:354, $4,244 - Heritage 3/2016:4832, $4,113 - Heritage 7/2016:3819, $3,643 - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Superior 9/2003:1567, $8,625 - Heritage 8/2004:4011, $4,888 - Heritage 2/2005:6535, $4,888 - Stack's/ANR 10/2005:5225, $6,440

3 MS65 estimated grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #5404 (MS)     64
4 MS64 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #1 MS65 PCGS grade

Doug Noblet Collection - Bowers & Merena 8/2001:131, $6,900 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98333, $4,935 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2015:354, $4,244 - Heritage 3/2016:4832, $4,113 - Heritage 7/2016:3819, $3,643 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Superior 9/2003:1567, $8,625 - Heritage 8/2004:4011, $4,888 - Heritage 2/2005:6535, $4,888 - Stack's/ANR 10/2005:5225, $6,440

#3 MS65 estimated grade
PCGS #5404 (MS)     64 #4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade