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

1863 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
5458
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.20 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
191,600
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$8,800 • PCGS MS66 • 7-28-1997 • 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 600 R-5.8 34 / 49 TIE 62 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 35 / 49 TIE 65 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 24 / 49 TIE 56 / 114 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
8 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: 1863 saw a precipitous decline in the mintage of the Quarter Dollars, signalling the start of a more gradual drop-off that lasted for the next decade.  In fact, the next time that a mintage would exceed that of the 1863 was in 1873, when a change in the weight of the silver coins forced a renewed effort to make replacement Quarters for those removed from circulation. 

Even with its reduced mintage, the 1863 is not a particularly rare coin.  Several dozen Mint State examples are known, ranging in grades from MS61 to MS66, with most examples appearing in MS64 and MS65.  The finest example is a single MS66+.