1838 25C Capped Bust XF40 Certification #21402333, PCGS #5357

Owner's Comments

B-1, R-1

Expert Comments

Joe O'Connor

By 1838, John Reich’s Capped Bust design was nearing its end. Half Dimes and dimes had already transitioned to Christian Gobrecht’s rendition of Thomas Sully’s Liberty Seated design. And while half dollars would wait one more year, 1838 was the transitional year for quarters.

There is only one die pair known for 1838, mating a new obverse with a reverse used previously for the common 1837 B-2. Given the abnormally large mintage reported for this single die pair, it is likely that some of the Capped Bust Quarters included in the 1838 mintage were dated 1837.
PCGS #
5357
Designer
John Reich
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Weight
6.74 grams
Mintage
366000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
230
Pop Lower
203
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 1625 R-4.7 2 / 9 13 / 24 TIE
All Grades 67 R-8.3 5 / 9 TIE 16 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 7 R-9.6 6 / 9 TIE 15 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 1625
All Grades 67
60 or Better 7
65 or Better R-4.7
All Grades R-8.3
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better 2 / 9
All Grades 5 / 9 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 9 TIE
65 or Better 13 / 24 TIE
All Grades 16 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 24 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade

Superior 9/1997:190 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98353, $55,813 - Heritage 9/2015:3860, $82,250

1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 7/2003:1155 - Heritage 2/2005:6528, $13,800 - Bowers & Merena 3/2006:650, $14,950 - Heritage 1/2009:3734, $28,750 - Heritage 5/2009:618, $18,400 - Joe O’Connor (OCNUMIS) -  J. Clayton Shaw - Dr. Charles Link Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS65+ PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade  PCGS #5357 (MS)     65

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11342, not sold

#1 MS66 estimated grade

Superior 9/1997:190 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98353, $55,813 - Heritage 9/2015:3860, $82,250

MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 7/2003:1155 - Heritage 2/2005:6528, $13,800 - Bowers & Merena 3/2006:650, $14,950 - Heritage 1/2009:3734, $28,750 - Heritage 5/2009:618, $18,400 - Joe O’Connor (OCNUMIS) -  J. Clayton Shaw - Dr. Charles Link Collection

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS65+ PCGS grade
 PCGS #5357 (MS)     65 #5 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11342, not sold