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

1872 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
5481
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.20 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
182,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$14,100 • NGC MS67 • 10-27-2014 • 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 400 R-6.2 15 / 48 TIE 34 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 48 1 / 114
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 48 TIE 3 / 114 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 estimated grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  

Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:250, $6,580

3 MS65 estimated grade  

Heritage 4/2013:1967, $8,550.48

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

Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:250, $6,580

3 MS65 estimated grade  

Heritage 4/2013:1967, $8,550.48

5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: In 1872, the Philadelphia mint cranked out more half dollars than in any year since the beginning of the Civil War.  As a result, collectors are able to obtain examples of this date with relative ease.  Circulated examples are plentiful but Mint State examples are actually scarce.  PCGS recognizes several MS63 and MS64 examples, but very few in MS65 and better.  The total number of PCGS-certified Mint State examples is less than two dozen, which makes this date a great value compared to the much more common dates such as 1875 and 1876.