1898-O 25C MS66+ Certification #11485376, PCGS #5620

Owner's Comments

CAC

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1898-O Quarter Dollar is semi-scarce and, in terms of rarity, it ranks 13th out of the 74 date/mintmark combinations in this series.  It is fairly scarce in Mint State, but shows up relatively frequently at auction.  The typical Mint State 1898-O Quarter falls into a grade range of MS2 to MS64, with Gems being very rare.  There are two important outliers that are very special: one PCGS MS68+ (one of only four in the series) and a PCGS MS68.  Both coins are visual stunners, with exceptional color and eye appeal.

This date exhibits a variety of strikes, ranging from weak to strong talons on the right side of the reverse.  In our opinion, a fully struck example should command a premium, though they can be found with no premium attached.

Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
1868000
Weight
6.30 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
2
Pop Lower
230
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2500 R-4.5 13 / 74 TIE 13 / 74 TIE
All Grades 80 R-8.2 1 / 74 TIE 1 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 5 / 74 TIE 5 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade MS68+ PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 8/1998:165 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30424, $58,750 - RSD Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS68 PCGS grade  
	MS67 PCGS grade

Corona Del Mar Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7115, $17,250 - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade