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

1847-O 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS62

PCGS XF45

PCGS XF40
PCGS #:
5411
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.74 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
368,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$18,400 • PCGS MS63 • 1-3-2006 • American Numismatic Rarities
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 250 R-6.6 4 / 49 TIE 11 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 4 / 49 9 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  

American Numismatic Rarities 1/2006:339 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30367, $12,925

2 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  

American Numismatic Rarities 1/2006:339 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30367, $12,925

2 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 estimated grade  
4 MS62 estimated grade  
4 MS62 estimated grade  
8 AU58 PCGS grade  
8 AU58 PCGS grade  
8 AU58 estimated grade  

Ron Guth: Though other dates in the 1840's have lower mintages than the 1847-O, few of these seem to have made it into collectors' hands.  As a result, in top grades, this date is the third most valuable of the decade (after the 1849-O and the 1842-O Small Date). This fact is reflected not only in the price guides, but also in the PCGS Population Report, where, conicidentally, only the 1849-O and 1842-O Small Date have lower Mint State populations.  For the 1847-O Quarter Dollar, PCGS shows only 1 MS62, 2 MS63s, 1 MS64, and none finer.

The PCGS MS62 illustrated above shows a good strike and strong details, which is a bonus coming from a Mint that is often associated with soft strikes.