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

1849 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
5413
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.74 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
340,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$11,163 • PCGS MS65 CAC • 8-16-2015 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 500 R-6.0 25 / 49 TIE 49 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 25 / 49 TIE 50 / 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 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  

Ron Guth: The 1849 Quarter is a relatively common coin, but it is hard to locate Gem examples.  Even regular Mint State 1849 Quarters are scarce, though there are ample supplies in MS62 to MS64.  None have been seen (yet) above MS65.

In 1992, Larry Briggs identified three different obverses and two different reverses used to produce coins for circulation, plus one obverse and one reverse die combination used for Proofs.  The most interesting variety of this year is the "Compass Point" variety (Briggs 1-A), which shows an unusual void in the center of the reverse, hinting at the central point of a compass.