1854-O 25C Arrows AU55 Certification #42170075, PCGS #5433

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Quarter Dollars with mintages of over a million coins were unheard of until 1853.  In 1853 and 1854, the Philadelphia Mint killed the old mintage records by a mile.  Both years boasted mintages of over 12 million coins, a monster effort.  In 1853 and 1854, the New Orleans Mint contributed by producing over a million quarters in each of those years.  The mintage of the 1854-O Quarter is only slightly higher than that of the 1853-O, but the 1854-O is much less expensive because of a larger supply in all grades.

Mint State examples of the 1854-O With Arrows Quarter are scarce, but not rare.  The best example is a single PCGS MS66.

Be sure to check the mintmark on any 1854-O Quarter Dollar for the rare and elusive Huge O variety.  The mintmark on this unusual variety is over-sized and misshapen, making it easy to distinguish.

 

PCGS #
5433
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Weight
6.20 grams
Mintage
1484000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
50
Pop Lower
132
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 700 R-5.6 4 / 6 70 / 114 TIE
All Grades 60 R-8.4 3 / 6 58 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 2 / 6 19 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 700
All Grades 60
60 or Better 3
65 or Better R-5.6
All Grades R-8.4
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better 4 / 6
All Grades 3 / 6
60 or Better 2 / 6
65 or Better 70 / 114 TIE
All Grades 58 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 19 / 114 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Matthew A. Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1907:1193 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1457, $34,100 - Bowers & Merena 5/1999:2087, $28,750 - Stuart Blay, sold privately in 8/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98429, $23,500

1 MS66 estimated grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:4088, $15,275 - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS65 PCGS grade

Superior 5/1990:3669 - Heritage 5/2008:316, $29,900 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98428, $14,100 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2019:3061

3 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Matthew A. Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1907:1193 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1457, $34,100 - Bowers & Merena 5/1999:2087, $28,750 - Stuart Blay, sold privately in 8/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98429, $23,500

#1 MS66 estimated grade
MS65 PCGS grade #3 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:4088, $15,275 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#3 MS65 PCGS grade

Superior 5/1990:3669 - Heritage 5/2008:316, $29,900 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98428, $14,100 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2019:3061

#3 MS65 PCGS grade