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

1849 25C (Proof)

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PCGS PR65+

PCGS PR65
PCGS #:
5543
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.74 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
8
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$71,500 • PR65 • 5-1-1998 • David Akers
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 6 R-9.7 5 / 22 TIE 7 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 6 / 22 TIE 8 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 9 / 22 TIE 10 / 54 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  

Ruth Green, sold privately on 10/11/1949 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1315 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection -  Heritage 5/2015:98376, $47,000

1 PR66 PCGS grade  

William Dickinson Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/6/1997:1445, $26,400

3 PR65 PCGS grade

J. Colvin Randall Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University - Stack's 3/1976:160 - Kenneth C. Long Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1995:1089 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2008:2390 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 4/2013:4221, $31,725 - Heritage 1/2014:5219, $32,900

3 PR65 PCGS grade  
5 PR64 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  

Ruth Green, sold privately on 10/11/1949 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1315 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection -  Heritage 5/2015:98376, $47,000

1 PR66 PCGS grade  

William Dickinson Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/6/1997:1445, $26,400

3 PR65 PCGS grade

J. Colvin Randall Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University - Stack's 3/1976:160 - Kenneth C. Long Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1995:1089 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2008:2390 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 4/2013:4221, $31,725 - Heritage 1/2014:5219, $32,900

3 PR65 PCGS grade  
5 PR64 estimated grade  
6 PR63 PCGS grade  
7 PR62 estimated grade  
7 PR62 estimated grade  

Ron Guth: The Proof 1849 Quarter Dollar is a very rare coins, with only five examples positively known to exist, with perhaps two to four more that may be out in the woodwork.  All five of the known examples are well-preserved, starting at PR63 and going to PR66.  The top two examples, both PCGS PR66, are from the Pittman and Eliasberg Collections.