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

1843 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63
PCGS #:
5404
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.74 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
645,600
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$8,625 • PCGS MS65 • 9-14-2003 • Superior Galleries
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 60 R-8.4 31 / 49 TIE 58 / 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 MS65 estimated grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 estimated grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 estimated grade  

Ron Guth: The 1843 Quarter Dollar is typical of most dates from the 1840's -- it is scarce, but not rare, and can be found in Uncirculated condition with patience and luck. None of the mintages of any of the Quarter Dollars from the 1840's exceeded a million coins, but the mintages were healthier than those of other decades (especially those of the 1860's and 1870's). 

Mint State 1843 Quarter Dollars appear most often in MS-63.  On either side of that grade (both lower and higher) the populations drop quickly.  As of September 2011, PCGS reported 32 Mint State 1843 Quarter Dollars, the finest of which are two in MS-66.