1864-S 25C XF40 Certification #42170359, PCGS #5460

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1864-S Quarter Dollar is a nice, Civil War era rarity with a small mintage of only 20,000 coins.  In fact, this date has the smallest mintage of any Seated Liberty Quarter from the San Francisco Mint.  Naturally, this date is  rare and difficult to obtain in virtually all grades.  The images above give some indication of what is available to collectors -- very few examples, most of which are in low grade.  Mint State examples are exceedingly rare, led by the remarkable NGC MS68 from the celebrated Eliasberg Collection.  It is difficult to tell what nice examples are supposed to look like, as so few are available, but observing the Eliasberg example, we note weakness on most of the stars on the right side of the obverse and just a bit of softness on the eagle's right (viewer's left) leg feathers, and possibly the mintmark. 

PCGS #
5460
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Weight
6.20 grams
Mintage
20000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
10
Pop Lower
96
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 80 R-8.2 2 / 49 4 / 114 TIE
All Grades 4 R-9.8 2 / 49 TIE 4 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114
65 or Better 80
All Grades 4
60 or Better 0
65 or Better R-8.2
All Grades R-9.8
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better 2 / 49
All Grades 2 / 49 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 49
65 or Better 4 / 114 TIE
All Grades 4 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 114

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 estimated grade

William M. Friesner Collection - Edouard Frossard 6/1894 - J.M. Clapp - John Clapp - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1483, $104,500 - Bowers & Merena 8/2006:3078, not sold

2 MS64+ PCGS grade  
	MS64+ PCGS grade

Benson Collection, Part I - Goldbergs 2/2001:1633 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98454, $28,200 - Heritage 4/2016:4626, $24,675 - Srotag Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30383, $28,200

2 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS63 estimated grade
#1 MS67 estimated grade

William M. Friesner Collection - Edouard Frossard 6/1894 - J.M. Clapp - John Clapp - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1483, $104,500 - Bowers & Merena 8/2006:3078, not sold

 
	MS64+ PCGS grade 
#2 MS64+ PCGS grade

Benson Collection, Part I - Goldbergs 2/2001:1633 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98454, $28,200 - Heritage 4/2016:4626, $24,675 - Srotag Collection

MS64 PCGS grade #2 MS64 PCGS grade

Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30383, $28,200

#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS63 estimated grade