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

1857-S 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63
PCGS #:
5444
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.20 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
82,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$19,800 • 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 250 R-6.6 4 / 49 TIE 11 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 7 / 49 TIE 14 / 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 MS65 estimated 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 estimated grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
6 MS63 PCGS grade  
6 MS63 estimated grade  
6 MS63 estimated grade  
9 MS60 PCGS grade  
10 AU58 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:3408, $5,462.50

Ron Guth: The mintage of the Quarter Dollars produced in San Francisco in 1857 dropped to under 100,000 coins, a significant decline from the previous two years. The reason for this decline is unknown, but may have to do with local demand for the denomination.  Regardless of the reason, this was the smallest mintage of any Seated Liberty Quarter Dollar since 1849.  As a result, all grades are scarce, and high-grade examples can be quite elusive.  The PCGS Condition Census consists mostly of Uncirculated examples, but includes an AU58 at the low end.  On the high end, the finest 1857-S Quarter Dollar appears to be a lone NGC MS66. 

The strike quality of the 1857-S Quarter Dollar is excellent.