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

1828 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
5342
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
6.74 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
102,000
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$111,625 • PCGS MS66+ • 7-17-2015 • Stack's/Bowers
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,625 R-4.7 12 / 15 13 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 11 / 15 12 / 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+ PCGS grade

Bowers & Ruddy 2/1976:1271 - Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection - Stack's/Bowers 7/2015:5142, $111,625 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

2 MS66 estimated grade  

Heritage 6/2015:3899, $108,687.50

3 MS65+ PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade

S.H. & H. Chapman, sold privately on 3/20/1883 - T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 3/1980:642, $60,000

4 MS65 PCGS grade

Superior 5/2001:1790, $12,650 - Bowers & Merena 5/2004:151 (as NGC MS65), not sold - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1077, $41,125

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bowers & Ruddy 2/1976:1271 - Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection - Stack's/Bowers 7/2015:5142, $111,625 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

2 MS66 estimated grade  

Heritage 6/2015:3899, $108,687.50

3 MS65+ PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade

S.H. & H. Chapman, sold privately on 3/20/1883 - T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 3/1980:642, $60,000

4 MS65 PCGS grade

Superior 5/2001:1790, $12,650 - Bowers & Merena 5/2004:151 (as NGC MS65), not sold - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1077, $41,125

4 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:4543, $12,925 - Heritage 1/2016:5328, $23,500 - D.L. Hansen Collection

4 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
9 MS64 PCGS grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1828 is the last of the Large Size Quarter Dollars.  The entire mintage of this year consists of so-called Normal 1828's and the scarcer 25/50 variety.  The Normal 1828's are represented by three different die varieties: Browning 1, 2, and 4.  Fortunately, Browning 1 is a common variety, making it easy for collectors to find a Normal 1828 in a wide range of grades.  Affordable in lower grades, the Normal 1828 becaomes rare and relatively expensive in Mint State.  The finest examples are MS64 and above, with the majority grading out at MS65.  The "finest example" title boils down to a fight between an NGC MS67 (which holds the price record of $108,687.50) and a PCGS MS66+ that was once called a Proof.

Here's an interesting anecdote: the 1828 Browning 1 shares a reverse with the extremely rare, Original 1827 Quarter!