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

1848 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
5412
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.74 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
146,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$21,150 • 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 350 R-6.3 10 / 49 TIE 23 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 9 / 49 TIE 21 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 49 TIE 3 / 114 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade  

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33365, $21,150

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Harlan P. Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1906:??? - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1444, $15,400 - Stack's/Bowers 10/2014:10163, $11,750

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade

Benson Collection - Goldbergs 2/2003:411, $4,485 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98361, $4,406.25 - Heritage 1/2015:3095, $5,170

4 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2014:3673, $4,259.38

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

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33365, $21,150

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Harlan P. Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1906:??? - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1444, $15,400 - Stack's/Bowers 10/2014:10163, $11,750

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade

Benson Collection - Goldbergs 2/2003:411, $4,485 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98361, $4,406.25 - Heritage 1/2015:3095, $5,170

4 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2014:3673, $4,259.38

4 MS64 PCGS grade

Jason Carter, sold privately in 10/2001 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98418 (as PCGS MS63 03699808), $4,230

4 MS64 estimated grade  
8 MS63 PCGS grade  
8 MS63 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1848 Quarter Dollar is a surprisingly tough date.  It has one of the lowest mintages and the second smallest population (according to PCGS) of any of the dates from the 1840s.  As one might expect, this date is hard to find in any condition, and is very scarce in Mint State.  PCGS has certified only nine Uncirculated 1848 Quarters, the finest of which is a single PCGS MS65.  In circulated grades, this date commands a small premium, and Mint State pricing does not appear as high as it should be considering how scarce this date actually is.