1886 25C MS66 Certification #37136560, PCGS #5518

Owner's Comments

CAC

Expert Comments

Gordon Wrubel

Philadelphia Mint circulation strike quarters from 1879-1889 have low mintages ranging from 5,000 to 15,200. The reason for these tiny mintage figures was the Bland-Allison Silver Act of 1878. The Act mandated the minting of prodigious amounts of dollar coins to satisfy the demands of Western mining interests. This taxed the Mint's coining and die making machinery which resulted in meager production of sorely needed minor coinage. The situation was not corrected until 1892 with the introduction of the new Barber coinage. With survival estimates in the 15% range, circulation strike quarters of these dates were, and still are, highly sought by date collectors, and hoarded by some.
PCGS #
5518
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Weight
6.30 grams
Mintage
5000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
4
Pop Lower
99
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 24 / 48 62 / 114 TIE
All Grades 120 R-7.8 23 / 48 69 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 25 / 48 56 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 600
All Grades 120
60 or Better 30
65 or Better R-5.8
All Grades R-7.8
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better 24 / 48
All Grades 23 / 48
60 or Better 25 / 48
65 or Better 62 / 114 TIE
All Grades 69 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 56 / 114 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
	MS67 PCGS grade

Hansin Collection 1886 Mint Set Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:1143 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30400, $18,800

1 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
 
	MS67 PCGS grade 
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Hansin Collection 1886 Mint Set Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:1143 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30400, $18,800

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS66+ PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade