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

1850 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS62
PCGS #:
5415
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.74 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
190,800
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$38,188 • NGC MS67 • 6-23-2014 • Heritage
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 25 R-9.0 14 / 49 TIE 31 / 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 MS67 PCGS grade

From "a Mint Set Deal" handled by RARCOA - David Akers -  American Numismatic Rarities “Old West and Franklinton Collections” 8/2006:420, $34,500 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30368, $38,187.50

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  

John G. Mills Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 4/1904 - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1447, $8,800 - Heritage 9/2002:905, $9,000 - Heritage 4/2013:4208, $9,400

4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

From "a Mint Set Deal" handled by RARCOA - David Akers -  American Numismatic Rarities “Old West and Franklinton Collections” 8/2006:420, $34,500 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30368, $38,187.50

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  

John G. Mills Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 4/1904 - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1447, $8,800 - Heritage 9/2002:905, $9,000 - Heritage 4/2013:4208, $9,400

4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 estimated grade  
4 MS64 estimated grade  
9 MS63 PCGS grade  
9 MS63 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1850 Quarter is easy to find in most circulated grades and only becomes difficult to locate in MS64 and better conditions.  Philadelphia made good-quality Quarters in this year and most are well struck, though some may show weakness in the denticles or some of the stars.  The best example is a single PCGS MS67 that sold in 2014 as part of the Eugene Gardner collection, which included some of the finest Seated Liberty coins ever assembled.

In 1991, Larry Briggs identified three different obverse and three different reverse dies that were used to strike 1850 Quarters.  Obverse 1 shows the base of a 1 in the outer rim just below and to the left of the first 1 of the date.