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

1854-O 25C Arrows (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64

MINTMARK COMPARISON

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
5433
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.20 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,484,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$34,100 • MS66 • 4-1-1997 • Bowers & Merena
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 700 R-5.6 4 / 6 70 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 3 / 6 58 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 2 / 6 19 / 114 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Quarter Dollars with mintages of over a million coins were unheard of until 1853.  In 1853 and 1854, the Philadelphia Mint killed the old mintage records by a mile.  Both years boasted mintages of over 12 million coins, a monster effort.  In 1853 and 1854, the New Orleans Mint contributed by producing over a million quarters in each of those years.  The mintage of the 1854-O Quarter is only slightly higher than that of the 1853-O, but the 1854-O is much less expensive because of a larger supply in all grades.

Mint State examples of the 1854-O With Arrows Quarter are scarce, but not rare.  The best example is a single PCGS MS66.

Be sure to check the mintmark on any 1854-O Quarter Dollar for the rare and elusive Huge O variety.  The mintmark on this unusual variety is over-sized and misshapen, making it easy to distinguish.