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SERIES: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1840-O 25C Drapery (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
5398
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.74 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
43,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$35,250 • PCGS MS64 CAC • 4-23-2014 • 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 600 R-5.8 34 / 49 TIE 62 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 25 / 49 TIE 50 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 8 / 49 TIE 19 / 114 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:5579 (as PCGS MS64 25327586), $35,250

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:5579 (as PCGS MS64 25327586), $35,250

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1840-O "With Drapery" Quarter had the lowest reported mintage of any Seated Liberty Quarter until 1864.  One would expect the 1840-O to be scarce, or at least worth as much as an 1864-S in comparable grades, but such is not the case.  The 1840-O seems to be readily available and it does not sell for much of a premium except in top grades.

The Mint engravers used two different mintmarks in this year: Small and Large (according to Briggs, the so-called Medium mintark is a misattribution and does not exist). 

The best examples of this year include a pair of Gem MS65s.