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SERIES: Capped Bust Quarters 1815-1838
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1815 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
5321
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
6.74 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
89,235
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$282,000 • NGC MS67+* • 11-15-2013 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,875 R-4.6 13 / 15 15 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 67 R-8.3 12 / 15 TIE 16 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 8 / 15 TIE 13 / 24 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ 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 $12.50 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33335, $282,000

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Stack’s, sold privately in the 1940s - Hank Rogers Collection, sold privately in the early 1970’s - Jimmy Hayes Collection - Stack’s 10/1985:35 - E. Richard Collection - Stack’s 10/1989:684 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1057, $96,937.50

2 MS66 PCGS grade  

B-1, Heritage 9/2009:559

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade  

American Numismatic Rarities "Classics Sale" 3/2004:532, $50,600

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ 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 $12.50 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33335, $282,000

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Stack’s, sold privately in the 1940s - Hank Rogers Collection, sold privately in the early 1970’s - Jimmy Hayes Collection - Stack’s 10/1985:35 - E. Richard Collection - Stack’s 10/1989:684 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1057, $96,937.50

2 MS66 PCGS grade  

B-1, Heritage 9/2009:559

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade  

American Numismatic Rarities "Classics Sale" 3/2004:532, $50,600

6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 estimated grade  
6 MS65 estimated grade  

Ron Guth: After an eight-year hiatus, the U.S. Mint resumed production of Quarter Dollars in 1815.  In that year, Mint employees produced a total of 89,235 Quarters, a significant reduction from the mintage of 1807 and far below the number of Quarter Dollars that would be produced three years later in 1818. Apparently, there was some economic reason for producing Quarter Dollars in 1815 which, hopefully, was satisfied by the new production.

The 1815 is semi-scarce, but there are ample supplies of Mint State examples to satisfy collector demand, though prices are high (as are the prices for most early U.S. type coins).  The top ten examples of this date include coins graded from MS65 to MS67, the best coin being the NGC MS67 example from the Eric P. Newman collection.