1867 25C MS66 Certification #43836002, PCGS #5470

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The small mintage of the 1867 Quarter Dollar makes it a scarce date in most grades, but especially so in Mint State.  The majority of Uncirculated survivors only grade out at MS62, and the finest examples certified by PCGS are a pair of MS64s. 

One 1867 Quarter Dollar remains an anomaly.  In 2008, a PCGS MS63 example in an old, green insert holder sold for $86,250 -- an amazingly high price for this date.  More than two years later, a different PCGS MS63 sold for much less at $6,325, but that price was more in line with price guides current at the time.  Something about the first example must have been special, as we cannot explain why it sold for such a spectacular price.  Perhaps it upgraded and is no longer in a PCGS MS63 holder.

The 1867 Quarter Dollar usually comes well-struck.  The challenge for the collector is to find a nice, problem-free, circulated example.  Good luck with that!

 

PCGS #
5470
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
0
Pop Lower
128
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 400 R-6.2 15 / 48 TIE 34 / 114 TIE
All Grades 30 R-8.9 13 / 48 TIE 37 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 48 1 / 114
65 or Better 400
All Grades 30
60 or Better 0
65 or Better R-6.2
All Grades R-8.9
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better 15 / 48 TIE
All Grades 13 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 48
65 or Better 34 / 114 TIE
All Grades 37 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 114

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 estimated grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2010:3532, $13,800

2 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS63+ PCGS grade
#1 MS65 estimated grade
MS64 PCGS grade #2 MS64 PCGS grade
MS64 PCGS grade #2 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2010:3532, $13,800

#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS63+ PCGS grade