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

1858-O 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS63

PCGS AU55
PCGS #:
5446
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.20 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
520,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$25,850 • PCGS MS64+ • 10-18-2012 • 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 8 R-9.6 5 / 49 TIE 12 / 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 MS64+ PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64+ PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade  
7 MS62 PCGS grade  
7 MS62 PCGS grade  
9 AU58 PCGS grade  
9 AU58 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: In 1858, production of Quarter Dollars at the New Orleans Mint dropped to less than half that of the previous year.  Nonetheless, the mintage of the 1858-O Quarter Dollar remained over 500,000 coins.  This date is a litrle bit tougher to find than some other contemporary O-Mint dates, but it isn't until the grades approach the About Uncirculated level that the search becomes serious.  Mint State examples are downright rare, with the finest being a single PCGS MS64+.

The strike quality on 1858-O Quarters is above-average for a New Orleans Mint product, though it is probably impossible to find an example with full radial lines in all the stars and full denticles on both sides.