1858-S 25C XF45 Certification #35479623, PCGS #5447

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1858-S Quarter Dollar has a small mintage of only 121,000 pieces.  In low grades, this date can be found with little difficulty, but in high grades, the opposite is true.  The PCGS Condition Census is limited to About Uncirculated grades and, unlike most other Seated Liberty Quarters, none have been graded in Mint State by PCGS.  The finest example of this date is the NGC MS62 from the Richmond Collection that sold for $44,850 back in 2005.

This date shows excellent strike characteristics.  The problem for collectors is finding a nice, clean, high-grade example.

PCGS #
5447
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Weight
6.20 grams
Mintage
121000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
9
Pop Lower
112
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 175 R-7.2 3 / 49 9 / 114
All Grades 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114
65 or Better 175
All Grades 0
60 or Better 0
65 or Better R-7.2
All Grades R-10.1
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better 3 / 49
All Grades 1 / 49
60 or Better 1 / 49
65 or Better 9 / 114
All Grades 1 / 114
60 or Better 1 / 114

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 8/1995:112, $6,600 - Richmond Collection [Bradley Hirst], Part III - David Lawrence 3/2005:1446, $44,850 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98347, $35,250 - Heritage 10/2015:3189, $28,200 - Heritage 4/2016:4623, $25,850 - Tracking Seated Coins Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 AU55 PCGS grade AU55 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:5513, $11,213

2 AU55 PCGS grade PCGS #5447 (MS)     55
2 AU55 PCGS grade AU55 PCGS grade
5 AU53 PCGS grade AU53 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 8/1995:112, $6,600 - Richmond Collection [Bradley Hirst], Part III - David Lawrence 3/2005:1446, $44,850 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98347, $35,250 - Heritage 10/2015:3189, $28,200 - Heritage 4/2016:4623, $25,850 - Tracking Seated Coins Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

AU55 PCGS grade #2 AU55 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:5513, $11,213

PCGS #5447 (MS)     55 #2 AU55 PCGS grade
AU55 PCGS grade #2 AU55 PCGS grade
AU53 PCGS grade #5 AU53 PCGS grade