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

1859 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
5448
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.20 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,343,200
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$14,950 • PCGS MS67 • 11-16-2012 • Stack's/Bowers
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 44 / 49 80 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 120 R-7.8 38 / 49 69 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 22 / 49 48 / 114 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: With a mintage of over 1.3 million pieces, the 1859 Quarter Dollar is easy to find in most grades.  Even Mint State examples are affordable, if not slightly scarce.  The strike quality for this date is excellent and most examples show full details, denticles and radial lines.  The finest specimens are superb, topping out at MS67.  The most "common" Mint State grade is MS64, followed by MS63 and MS65.  All in all, this date is excellent for type purposes because of its availability and affordability.