1884 25C PR68 Certification #25384072, PCGS #5585

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1884 Quarter Dollar has a small mintage of only 875 Proofs, but most were saved by collectors, and literally hundreds of examples are available today.  PCGS alone has certified more than a third of the original mintage, even after factoring out resubmissions.  Most of the survivors are in excellent condition, though many of the coins suffer from hairlines or dullish toning due to improper handling and storage.  At the top end, even Gems are common, and the very best coins appear at the PR68 level.  Cameo Proofs represent approximately half of the known population despite population reports that indicate a higher degree of rarity.  This is because services such as PCGS did not recognize Cameos and Deep Cameos when they started out, thus many of the "straight" Proofs will eventually turn out to be Cameos.  Deep Cameo examples of the 1884 Quarter Dollar are truly rare -- PCGS has not yet certified even a single example.

Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
875
Weight
6.30 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
328
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 775 R-5.4 18 / 25 TIE 47 / 54 TIE
All Grades 750 R-5.5 18 / 25 TIE 47 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 19 / 25 TIE 44 / 54 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 estimated grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade