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

1874 25C Arrows (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63
PCGS #:
5494
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.30 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
471,200
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$19,550 • NGC MS67 • 2-13-2008 • 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 1,100 R-4.9 3 / 5 85 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 120 R-7.8 3 / 5 69 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 3 / 5 51 / 114 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 estimated grade  
1 MS66 estimated grade  
9 MS65 PCGS grade  
9 MS65 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: In 1874, the Mint decided to continue using arrowheads on either side of the date to differentiate the new coins from the lower weight coins of 1873 and before.  The mintage of the 1874 Quarter Dollar was just over a third of the previous year -- a dramatic drop to only 156,000 coins.  Even with this small mintage, this date is readily available in most grades and does not even begin to command a premium until mid-range Mint State grades.  Above MS64, the 1874 Quarter Dollar is rare, with only a few MS65s and even fewer MS66s.  MS67 examples are exceedingly rare.

This date boasts a strong strike and frosty, sometimes brilliant luster.