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

1852-O 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS62

PCGS VF35

PCGS VF35
PCGS #:
5420
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.74 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
96,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$126,500 • PCGS MS63 • 11-6-2007 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 400 R-6.2 17 / 49 TIE 34 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 2 / 49 TIE 4 / 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 MS63 PCGS grade  

Heritage 11/2007:540, $126,500

2 MS62 PCGS grade  

Superior “Auction '88” 7/1988:119 - Heritage 9/2008:1519 - Heritage 4/2010:2082 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98341, $21,150

3 AU58 estimated grade  
3 AU58 estimated grade  
5 AU55 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade  

Heritage 11/2007:540, $126,500

2 MS62 PCGS grade  

Superior “Auction '88” 7/1988:119 - Heritage 9/2008:1519 - Heritage 4/2010:2082 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98341, $21,150

3 AU58 estimated grade  
3 AU58 estimated grade  
5 AU55 PCGS grade  
5 AU55 PCGS grade  
7 AU53 estimated grade  
7 AU53 estimated grade  
9 AU50 PCGS grade  
9 AU50 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1852-O Quarter Dollar is a tough date that is incredibly rare in Mint State.  In fact, the majority of certified examples grade either XF40 or less.  PCGS has certified two Mint State examples, the finest of which is a single PCGS MS63.  This date shows the typical strike weakness of a New Orlean product, but some examples are weak at the top of the obverse and the bottom of the reverse, indicating that the dies may have been out of parallel when some coins were struck.  This anomaly can be seen on the finest example (illustrated above).

The record price for this date at auction is $126,500, realized in 2007 in a Heritage auction by a PCGS MS63.