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SERIES: Draped Bust Quarters 1796-1807
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1806 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
5314
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
6.74 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
206,124
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$71,300 • NGC MS66 • 12-6-2005 • American Numismatic Rarities
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 4,750 R-4.0 5 / 5 6 / 6
60 or Better 55 R-8.4 5 / 5 5 / 6
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 5 TIE 2 / 6 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 estimated grade  

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Green Estate - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $15.00 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33332, $94,000

3 MS65 estimated grade  

B-9. Louis Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1363, $35,200 - American Numismatic Rarities 12/2005:543, $71,300 - Joseph C. Thomas collection - Heritage 4/2009:2317, $74,750

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 estimated grade  

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Green Estate - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $15.00 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33332, $94,000

3 MS65 estimated grade  

B-9. Louis Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1363, $35,200 - American Numismatic Rarities 12/2005:543, $71,300 - Joseph C. Thomas collection - Heritage 4/2009:2317, $74,750

6 MS64+ PCGS grade  
7 MS64 PCGS grade B-2. Heritage 1/2010:2502, $23,000
7 MS64 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

7 MS64 PCGS grade

Matthew Adams Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1907:1126 - Abe Kosoff 8/1958:90 - New Netherlands 12/1958:502 - Paramount “Auction ‘86” 7/1986:1611 - James Swan Collection - Superior “Auction ‘90” 8/1990:1062 - Bowers & Merena 1/1993:428 - Stack’s 1/1994:234- Superior 2/1998:1987 - Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:47 - Heritage 8/2006:5164 - Heritage 10/2006:884, $43,125 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1055, $54,343.75

7 MS64 PCGS grade   B-5. Stack's 5/1965:598 - Stack's 3/1974:5 - Stack's 6/1999:2074 - Heritage 8/2004:5924 - ANR 12/2005:542 - Joseph C. Thomas collection - Heritage 4/2009:2315, $21,850

Ron Guth: The non-overdated 1806 Quarter is the collector's best choice for a representative example of the Draped Bust Type.  The 1796 and 1804 Quarters are rare and expensive, the 1807 is seldom fully struck, the 1806/5 is s trifle bit more scarce, and the 1805 is hard to find in high grade.  This leaves the 1806, which is semi-scarce (as are all Draped Bust Quarters), but it is the most plentiful of all the Draped Bust Quarters and it is the most available in Mint State (in full disclosure, the 1807 comes close). 

High grade examples are not rare, but they are expensive because collector demand for type coins of this period is so high.  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census of the top ten examples starts at MS64 and ends at the MS65 level, where a couple of Gems reside.

Non-overdated 1806 Quarters include nine separate die varieties.