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

1885 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
5517
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.30 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
13,600
Metal Content:
Silver
Auction Record:
$12,075 • PCGS MS67 CAC • 5-29-2011 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 28 / 48 TIE 80 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 29 / 48 TIE 80 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 45 R-8.6 27 / 48 TIE 65 / 114 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 estimated grade  
6 MS66+ PCGS grade  
7 MS66 PCGS grade  
7 MS66 PCGS grade  
7 MS66 PCGS grade  
7 MS66 PCGS grade  
Gordon Wrubel: Philadelphia Mint circulation strike quarters from 1879-1889 have low mintages ranging from 5,000 to 15,200. The reason for these tiny mintage figures was the Bland-Allison Silver Act of 1878. The Act mandated the minting of prodigious amounts of dollar coins to satisfy the demands of Western mining interests. This taxed the Mint's coining and die making machinery which resulted in meager production of sorely needed minor coinage. The situation was not corrected until 1892 with the introduction of the new Barber coinage. With survival estimates in the 15% range, circulation strike quarters of these dates were, and still are, highly sought by date collectors, and hoarded by some.