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

1885 25C (Proof)

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PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+
PCGS #:
5586
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.30 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
930
Metal Content:
Silver
Auction Record:
$33,358 • PCGS PR66 • 8-6-2000 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 800 R-5.4 18 / 25 TIE 47 / 54 TIE
60 or Better 760 R-5.4 20 / 25 TIE 49 / 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 PR67+ PCGS grade
2 PR67 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 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade  
3 PR66 PCGS grade  
3 PR66 PCGS grade  
3 PR66 PCGS grade  
3 PR66 PCGS grade  
3 PR66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The Proof 1885 Quarter Dollar mimics the 1884 very closely in terms of the number of Proofs minted, the number of survivors, and the grade distribution.  Cameo examples are very scarce and Deep Cameo examples are extremely rare.  Most examples are very well-made, with full, sharp details on both sides.  PR65 and better examples are fairly plentiful relative to other dates, and the finest examples (in all three designations: non-Cameo, Cameo, and Deep Cameo) grade out at PR67.  At the top end, collectors will find some beautifully toned examples (see the images above).