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

1855-S 25C Arrows (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS63
PCGS #:
5437
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.20 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
396,400
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$46,000 • PCGS MS64 • 7-27-2008 • Stack's
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 400 R-6.2 3 / 6 34 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 2 / 6 21 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 6 3 / 114 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  

Goldbergs 2/2007:1355, $24,150

2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  

Goldbergs 2/2007:1355, $24,150

2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
6 MS63 PCGS grade  
6 MS63 PCGS grade  
6 MS63 estimated grade  
9 MS62 estimated grade  
10 MS61 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Five dates comprise the With Arrows, No Rays type, and the rarity of each one of them lines up exactly with their respective mintages.  Thus, the 1855-S With Arrows, which has the second lowest mintage of the series, is the second rarest of the bunch.  In Mint State, this date is equally scarce, especially in grades above MS63.  To date, the finest example is a single PCGS MS65, which has never appeared on the market.  Considering that a PCGS MS64 set the price record at $46,000, it would be interesting to see what this Gem would bring.

Larry Briggs identified three different reverse for this date, all of which have a Large S.