1887 25C MS67 Certification #16536443, PCGS #5519

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 #
5519
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Weight
6.30 grams
Mintage
10000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
2
Pop Lower
167
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 1000 R-5.0 28 / 48 TIE 80 / 114 TIE
All Grades 200 R-7.0 29 / 48 TIE 80 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 70 R-8.3 33 / 48 71 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 1000
All Grades 200
60 or Better 70
65 or Better R-5.0
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-8.3
65 or Better 28 / 48 TIE
All Grades 29 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 33 / 48
65 or Better 80 / 114 TIE
All Grades 80 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 71 / 114 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #5 MS66 PCGS grade