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

1886 25C (Proof)

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PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR66
PCGS #:
5587
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.30 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
886
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$21,150 • PCGS PR67+ • 8-16-2015 • Heritage
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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 200 R-7.0 24 / 25 49 / 54
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67+ PCGS grade
1 PR67+ PCGS grade  

Heritage 8/2015:4706, not sold - Heritage 10/2015:3200, $7,637.50

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 PR67+ PCGS grade
1 PR67+ PCGS grade  

Heritage 8/2015:4706, not sold - Heritage 10/2015:3200, $7,637.50

3 PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The Proof 1886 Quarter is very similar to the 1884 and 1885 Proof Quarters except there are more Deep Cameo examples known of the 1886.  Also, a PCGS PR68DCAM example is known of the 1886, which sets it apart from the earlier dates, where there are none.. 

PCGS and NGC have certified a large majority of the original mintage of this date.  As these numbers approach the mintage figure of 886, the number of new examples that enter the market will drop dramatically and the populations will solidify.  This should make the best coins even more valuable because the fear of better coins entering the market will disappear.

In the meantime, collectors should seek to acquire the very best examples they can afford and avoid lower grade, hairlined examples.