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

1858 25C (Proof)

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PCGS PR66

PCGS PR64

PCGS PR62
PCGS #:
5554
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.20 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
100
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$92,000 • NGC PR67 • 8-9-2007 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 80 R-8.2 15 / 22 20 / 54
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 15 / 22 20 / 54
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 13 / 22 16 / 54
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  
1 PR66 estimated grade  

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1468 - Phil Kaufman Collection of Early Proof Sets, Part One - Heritage 8/2007:1800 - Scott Rudolph Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3770 - Greensboro Collection, Part III - Heritage 4/2013:4230, $44,062.50 - Heritage 1/2015:3104, not sold - Heritage 9/2015:3873, $28,200 - Stack's/Bowers 8/11/2016:3099, not sold - Heritage 11/2016:5237, $21,150

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

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1468 - Phil Kaufman Collection of Early Proof Sets, Part One - Heritage 8/2007:1800 - Scott Rudolph Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3770 - Greensboro Collection, Part III - Heritage 4/2013:4230, $44,062.50 - Heritage 1/2015:3104, not sold - Heritage 9/2015:3873, $28,200 - Stack's/Bowers 8/11/2016:3099, not sold - Heritage 11/2016:5237, $21,150

3 PR65 PCGS grade  
3 PR65 PCGS grade  
3 PR65 PCGS grade  
6 PR65 estimated grade  
6 PR65 estimated grade  
6 PR65 estimated grade  
6 PR65 estimated grade  
10 PR64+ PCGS grade

Ron Guth: Proof 1858 Quarter Dollars are very rare.  Estimated mintages range from a low of 80 Proofs to as many as 300.  The PCGS Population Report suggests that the mintage of 80 Proofs is far too low and that the correct number is probably somewhere between 200 and 300 Proofs.  Cameo Proofs represent approximately 20 percent of the total population; Deep Cameo Proofs are extremely rare.  

The finest Proof 1858 Quarter Dollar is the Eliasberg example, now in an NGC PR67 holder.  This particular coin has appeared on the market at least eight times since the 1997 Eliasberg sale and appears to have finally found a permanent home in 2016 (at a price less than 50% of its former high).