1821 25C XF45 Certification #19205808, PCGS #5331

Owner's Comments

B-1, R-2 [Rea: R-4]

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1821 Quarter has one of the larger mintages of the series, though there is a possibility that some of that mintage belongs to 1820.  Even so, the 1821 Quarter is fairly plentiful in most grades and can be found in Mint State with relative ease.  There are quite a few, very nice 1821 Quarters.  When compiling the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census, we found at least a dozen MS65 and better examples.  Most are attractively toned and some are prooflike (John Jay Pittman bought his 1821 Quarter as a Proof -- it is now in a PCGS MS65 holder).  The strike on 1821 Quarters is also better than in the previous year, which is a plus for type collectors. 

For those that follow quality, the best 1821 Quarter is a PCGS MS67 that last appeared on the market in 2002 when it set a record price (for the date) of $66,125.

PCGS #
5331
Designer
John Reich
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
27.50 millimeters
Weight
6.74 grams
Mintage
216851
Metal
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Pop Higher
103
Pop Lower
391
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 2400 R-4.5 14 / 15 17 / 24 TIE
All Grades 62 R-8.3 12 / 15 TIE 16 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 16 R-9.3 10 / 15 TIE 18 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 2400
All Grades 62
60 or Better 16
65 or Better R-4.5
All Grades R-8.3
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better 14 / 15
All Grades 12 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 17 / 24 TIE
All Grades 16 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 24 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/1999:5899, $51,750 - Beverly Hills Collection - Superior 8/2002:1627, $66,125

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2006:3149, $43,125 - Heritage 1/2012:3176, $40,250 - Kagin’s

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 7/2002:185, $20,700 - Heritage 12/2005:588, $25,300

2 MS66 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/1999:5899, $51,750 - Beverly Hills Collection - Superior 8/2002:1627, $66,125

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2006:3149, $43,125 - Heritage 1/2012:3176, $40,250 - Kagin’s

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 7/2002:185, $20,700 - Heritage 12/2005:588, $25,300

#2 MS66 PCGS grade