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

1862-S 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63
PCGS #:
5457
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.20 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
67,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$44,063 • PCGS MS64 CAC • 6-23-2014 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 350 R-6.3 10 / 49 TIE 23 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 14 / 49 TIE 31 / 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  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
10 MS62 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1862-S Quarter Dollar has a smaller mintage than the 1859-S and the 1861-S, yet it is priced much lower, especially in high grades.  Where the 1859-S and 1861-S are virtually unobtainable in Mint State, the 1862-S is scarce, but available.  That is not to say that the known examples are nice -- the 1862-S is more likely to appear in MS62 than any other grade, and the best examples top out at MS64.  Amazingly, the price record for this date goes all the way back to 1997, when the Eliasberg example sold for $7,700.