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

1870 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
5476
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.20 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
86,400
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$11,500 • PCGS MS64 • 1-9-2008 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 500 R-6.0 21 / 48 TIE 49 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 19 / 48 TIE 50 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 17 / 48 TIE 42 / 114 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Usibelli Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5216, $11,162.5

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

Usibelli Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5216, $11,162.5

1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 estimated grade  
4 MS65 estimated grade  
9 MS64 PCGS grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: In 1870, the Philadelphia Mint produced 86,400 Quarter Dollars for circulation, plus an additional 1,000 Proofs for sale to collectors.  This was a significant increase in production over the previous year, but still a relatively small number of coins.  The 1870 tracks fairly closely with the 1868 in terms of value and survival rates, even though the 1868 has a much smaller mintage.  Mint State examples of the 1870 Quarter are somewhat scarce, and they tend to be low-end (MS-62 or lower).  Gem examples are very scarce and they appear on the market very infrequently.  The strike quality for this year is inconsistent and some coins show weakness on some or all of the obverse stars.  Thus, fully struck examples should be worth a premium.