Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 300
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $4.95 (5/15/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1858 25C PF obverse 1858 25C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

1858 was the first year that the U. S. Mint publicized the availability of proof coins for sale and established the terms of such purchases. The number of examples sold and struck rose significantly over those of previous years. For that reason the year 1858 represented the traditional start of proof coin collections for those persons attempting to assemble complete date runs. Coin albums made for proof collectors during the 1930s-50s commenced with this date, as it was the first issue readily available to more than a handful of collectors.

A mintage figure of 80 silver proof sets was provided by a Mint official some years after the fact, and this was taken as gospel until 20th Century researchers began to actually pore over the old records. No definitive sales figures have been located, since the Mint doesn't seem to have kept them before 1860, but the current estimate for the number of 1858 proof quarter dollars made ranges from 80+ to as many as 200.

A few Cameo proofs have been certified, but the vast majority of these coins are fully brilliant or nearly so. Walter Breen observed that the coiner must have failed to wipe off the dies after polishing them, as lint impressions are commonly seen on this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/1/2019

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1858 25C PF
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1858 25C PF CA
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 67
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1858 25C PF
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Base--------1-1-67516772---52
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Total--------1-1-67517872---54
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1858 25C PF CA
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Base------------213234----15
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Total------------213235----16
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 25C PF CA
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Base648672697721747774802829858118715661774179919852113268036634888632478801052514321
656680705730756783811839968131316351782186120282302300840715367684387621179015037
0000008118399681313163517821861202823023008407153676843876200
00000082084810771440170517911923207024913335448058457361964300
1858 25C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base709735760787815844872903933128316831902192821242259285338815158665182651100114918
7187437697968258538829131050141617561911199321692457319643075656718991771230715664
00000088291310501416175619111993216924573196430756567189917700
000000893923116615501829191920592214265535384732615377271008900
1858 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base607629653676701725752777806112014831683170718862009255535064694608976031018213890
614637661684709734760787911124115501691176719272191287239025159659484631141814585
0000007607879111241155016911767192721912872390251596594846300
00000076979610151362161616991826196823733189429856247098932200
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 4694
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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