Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $3.29 (1/27/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1853 ARROWS & RAYS 25C PF obverse 1853 ARROWS & RAYS 25C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

A single pair of dies produced the proofs of this issue. Larry Briggs observed that numeral 53 and the adjacent arrowhead were lightly repunched, but this is readily evident in photos.

Eight examples have been traced, and it's doubtful that more survive. Five proofs sets of the fractional silver coins having arrowheads at the date were reportedly coined on March 3, weeks ahead of mass production for circulation.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1853 ARROWS & RAYS 25C PF
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1853 ARROWS & RAYS 25C PF CA
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/21/2020 1853 ARROWS & RAYS 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1--1---2
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---------------1------1
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Total---------------2--1---3
 ---------------67%--33%--- 
1853 ARROWS & RAYS 25C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------11----2
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Total----------------11----2
 ----------------50%50%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 ARROWS & RAYS 25C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base0000000842185818744890890759541100251052711047131971513019039000
0000000847486358799896492309702101921070011764138411643319039000
0000000847486358799896492309702101921070011764138411643319039000
0000000852886908853901993869864103601087412480144861773619039000
1853 ARROWS & RAYS 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base000006515664767826918705771977340765179609160105991284813112159351929300
000006559669268276964710472457444775483609640113491293614053170541929300
000000669268276964710472457444775483609640113491293614053170541929300
0000006737687370117150729275477857876010119120981302414994181741929300
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Grade: PF 66 CAMEO
Points: 15130
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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