1925-D $2.50 AU53 Certification #19837272, PCGS #7949

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

The 1925-D is the most common issue of the series in all Mint State grades except MS-65 or better. At that level, the 1908 is more obtainable. Up to MS64, the 1925-D can be obtained with no difficulty but strict MS-65 specimens, although available, are not really all that plentiful. Superb specimens(better than MS-65) are practically non-existent but, of course, this is true of virtually every issue of the Pratt-designed quarter eagle and half eagle series.

The 1925-D almost always has very good to excellent mint lustre but the striking quality varies greatly; some are very unevenly struck while others are well struck. Dies seem to have been a problem with this issue, and many specimens were clearly struck from buckled or deteriorated dies. The mint mark is usually a little weak but well defined. There are some specimens, however, where the mintmark is so weak that it is nearly invisible. The color is typically a rose tinted gold but there are also coppery colored specimens as well as ones with green and yellow gold shades. The surfaces are frosty with little or no granularity. This is a candidate with another Denver Mint issue, the 1914-D, for having the generally poorest minting quality in the series. Both issues are partially redeemed, however, by especially fine lustre and color.
PCGS #
7949
Designer
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
18.00 millimeters
Weight
4.18 grams
Mintage
578000
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
15852
Pop Lower
159
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 70000 R-2.3 13 / 15 TIE 13 / 15 TIE
All Grades 49166 R-2.5 13 / 15 TIE 13 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 1766 R-4.6 15 / 15 15 / 15
65 or Better 70000
All Grades 49166
60 or Better 1766
65 or Better R-2.3
All Grades R-2.5
60 or Better R-4.6
65 or Better 13 / 15 TIE
All Grades 13 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 15
65 or Better 13 / 15 TIE
All Grades 13 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 15

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade