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

1869 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66
Image courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS63
PCGS #:
5474
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.20 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
16,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$80,500 • PCGS MS66 • 1-6-2010 • 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 250 R-6.6 6 / 48 TIE 11 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 11 / 48 TIE 21 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 9 / 48 TIE 19 / 114 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 1/2010:2516, $80,500

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 1/2010:2516, $80,500

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 estimated grade  
4 MS64 estimated grade  
4 MS64 estimated grade  
8 MS63 PCGS grade  
8 MS63 PCGS grade  
8 MS63 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: 1869 was the last of the low-mintage dates from the Philadelphia Mint until a decade later.  In the intervening years from 1870-1878, Quarter Dollar mintages ranged from low six figures to a high of nearly eighteen million in 1876.  But, for 1869, the mintage for the Quarter was a mere 16,000 pieces.  Thus, the 1869 tracks the 1866 in terms of value, since both have similar mintages and survival rates.  Mint State examples of the 1869 are scarce to rare (probably leaning to the latter because of resubmissions) and the top example of this date is a PCGS MS66 that sold for $80,500 in 2010.