1889 25C MS67 Certification #14580919, PCGS #5522

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 #
5522
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Weight
6.30 grams
Mintage
12000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
9
Pop Lower
236
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 1500 R-4.8 33 / 48 TIE 89 / 114 TIE
All Grades 350 R-6.3 37 / 48 TIE 91 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 42 / 48 84 / 114
65 or Better 1500
All Grades 350
60 or Better 150
65 or Better R-4.8
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-7.5
65 or Better 33 / 48 TIE
All Grades 37 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 42 / 48
65 or Better 89 / 114 TIE
All Grades 91 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 84 / 114

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #5522 (MS) 68

Larry Shapiro Collection - Heritage 9/2009:588, $12,650 - David Hall/Van Simmons

1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #5522 (MS) 68 
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Larry Shapiro Collection - Heritage 9/2009:588, $12,650 - David Hall/Van Simmons

MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

MS67+ PCGS grade #3 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade