1886 25C PR66 Certification #38504034, PCGS #5587

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The Proof 1886 Quarter is very similar to the 1884 and 1885 Proof Quarters except there are more Deep Cameo examples known of the 1886.  Also, a PCGS PR68DCAM example is known of the 1886, which sets it apart from the earlier dates, where there are none.. 

PCGS and NGC have certified a large majority of the original mintage of this date.  As these numbers approach the mintage figure of 886, the number of new examples that enter the market will drop dramatically and the populations will solidify.  This should make the best coins even more valuable because the fear of better coins entering the market will disappear.

In the meantime, collectors should seek to acquire the very best examples they can afford and avoid lower grade, hairlined examples.

PCGS #
5587
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Weight
6.30 grams
Mintage
886
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
13
Pop Lower
236
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 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 200 R-7.0 24 / 25 49 / 54
65 or Better 775
All Grades 750
60 or Better 200
65 or Better R-5.4
All Grades R-5.5
60 or Better R-7.0
65 or Better 18 / 25 TIE
All Grades 18 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 24 / 25
65 or Better 47 / 54 TIE
All Grades 47 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 49 / 54

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67+ PCGS grade PR67+ PCGS grade
1 PR67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2015:4706, not sold - Heritage 10/2015:3200, $7,637.50

1 PR67+ PCGS grade
4 PR67 PCGS grade PR67 PCGS grade
4 PR67 PCGS grade
PR67+ PCGS grade #1 PR67+ PCGS grade
#1 PR67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2015:4706, not sold - Heritage 10/2015:3200, $7,637.50

#1 PR67+ PCGS grade
PR67 PCGS grade #4 PR67 PCGS grade
#4 PR67 PCGS grade