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

1884 25C (Proof)

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PCGS PR67

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66
PCGS #:
5585
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.30 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
875
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$25,850 • PCGS PR68 CAC • 6-23-2014 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 775 R-5.4 18 / 25 TIE 47 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 750 R-5.5 18 / 25 TIE 47 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 175 R-7.2 19 / 25 TIE 44 / 54 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR68 PCGS grade  
1 PR68 estimated grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR68 PCGS grade  
1 PR68 estimated grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 estimated grade  
9 PR66 PCGS grade

Trzaska Collection

9 PR66 PCGS grade

Ron Guth: The 1884 Quarter Dollar has a small mintage of only 875 Proofs, but most were saved by collectors, and literally hundreds of examples are available today.  PCGS alone has certified more than a third of the original mintage, even after factoring out resubmissions.  Most of the survivors are in excellent condition, though many of the coins suffer from hairlines or dullish toning due to improper handling and storage.  At the top end, even Gems are common, and the very best coins appear at the PR68 level.  Cameo Proofs represent approximately half of the known population despite population reports that indicate a higher degree of rarity.  This is because services such as PCGS did not recognize Cameos and Deep Cameos when they started out, thus many of the "straight" Proofs will eventually turn out to be Cameos.  Deep Cameo examples of the 1884 Quarter Dollar are truly rare -- PCGS has not yet certified even a single example.