1805 25C G4 Certification #08274523, PCGS #5313

Owner's Comments

B-2, R3

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1805, a real effort was made to produce Quarter Dollars for circulation.  The result was a large mintage of over 120,000 pieces, easily eclipsing the tiny mintages of 1796 and 1804.  Hundreds of certified, circulated examples complement the many raw pieces that are available to collectors.  Mint State examples are a bit more elusive and far more expensive.  The most frequently-seen grade is MS63, where at least a dozen examples are known.  MS64 examples are rare, and only one example is known in MS65.

Five different obverse and reverse die combinations comprise the whole mintage for this year. 

Diameter
27.50 millimeters
Designer
Robert Scot
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
121394
Weight
6.74 grams
Metal Content
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
638
Pop Lower
56
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2875 R-4.4 4 / 5 5 / 6
All Grades 42 R-8.6 3 / 5 3 / 6
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 5 TIE 2 / 6 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2016:5325, $82,250

1 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2016:4028, $42,300 - Heritage 1/2017:5596, $64,626

1 MS65 estimated grade

Hollinbeck-Kagin 9/1951:370 - Harold S. Bareford Collection - Stack’s 10/1981:324 - Stack's “Auction ‘82” 8/1982:131 - Keith Kelman, privately - Haig A. Koshkarian Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2004:61, $64,400 - Madison Collection - Heritage 1/1/2007:904, $74,750 - Heritage 1/2008:2775, $402,500

4 MS64+ PCGS grade MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2006:1462 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:406, $40,250 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 5/2009:601 - Heritage 10/2009:476 - Heritage 8/2015:4013, $37,600 - Heritage 4/2016:4607, $38,775

4 MS64+ PCGS grade MS64+ PCGS grade

David Queller and Family Collection - Stack's 3/1997:398 (as Raw Gem Brilliant Uncirculated), $22,000 - Stack's 3/1998:413 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98318, $70,500 - Heritage 7/2016:3816, $49,350