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

1870 25C (Proof)

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PCGS PR67

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66
PCGS #:
5569
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.20 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$12,650 • NGC PR67 • 1-1-2009 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 600 R-5.8 10 / 25 TIE 38 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 575 R-5.8 10 / 25 TIE 38 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 1 / 25 TIE 18 / 54 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR66+ PCGS grade  
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade  
3 PR66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR66+ PCGS grade  
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade  
3 PR66 PCGS grade  
3 PR66 estimated grade  
7 PR65+ PCGS grade
8 PR65 PCGS grade
8 PR65 PCGS grade  
8 PR65 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The mintage of the Proof 1870 Quarter Dollar is listed at 1,000 pieces, which represents the number of coins struck, but not necessarily sold.  In the 1870's, proof mintages were based on both anticipated and actual demand, either of which rarely matched exactly.  If there was a difference, it must have been small, because the 1870 Proof Quarter is common.

The majority of the examples certified by PCGS are of the non-Cameo version, but this number includes some Cameo examples which were certified before PCGS began recognizing the Cameo designation.  In actuality, Cameos represent perhaps fifty percent of this date, with Deep Cameos making up a much smaller percentage.

Gem 1870 Quarters are somewhat scarce, indicating poor storage techniques.  The finest 1870 Quarter certified by PCGS is a single, nion-Cameo PR67.