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

1838 25C Seated, No Drapery (Proof)

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PCGS PR63
PCGS #:
5527
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.74 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
3
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$381,875 • PCGS PR63 • 1-9-2013 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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Numismatic
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Relative Rarity
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Relative Rarity
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All Grades 1 R-10.0 1 / 2 TIE 1 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 2 TIE 1 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 2 1 / 54
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR63 PCGS grade

Stack's “Anderson-Dupont” 11/1954:1815 - Edgar A. West Collection - Stack's 5/1957:667 - Heritage 1/2013:5596, $381,875 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30402, $258,500

1 PR63 PCGS grade  
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR63 PCGS grade

Stack's “Anderson-Dupont” 11/1954:1815 - Edgar A. West Collection - Stack's 5/1957:667 - Heritage 1/2013:5596, $381,875 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30402, $258,500

1 PR63 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Only one Proof 1838 Seated Liberty Quarter Dollar is known to exist.  This unique item first appeared in a 1954 Stack's auction and has appeared on the market only three times since then.  Between 1957 and 2013 (over half a century), the coin was sequestered in an unknown collection.  For a short time, this coin was one of the highlights of the Gene Gardner collection, who paid a record price for it in 2013.