Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 550
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $4.73 (4/22/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1862 25C PF obverse 1862 25C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The onset of the Civil War in 1861 drove gold and silver coins from circulation in most of the nation, as the federal paper money used to finance that undertaking was not redeemable in coin and soon depreciated. With the quarter dollar now worth more than its face value, purchasers of proofs would have to pay in kind or at a higher price in paper. This discouraged proof sales, and that fact is reflected in the lower net mintage for this date.

President Lincoln's Mint Director, James Pollock, was more conservative than his predecessor, the somewhat impulsive James R. Snowden, and he wasn't going to make proof coins that wouldn't sell. He required that buyers purchase complete proof sets rather than just the denominations desire, and this further dampened collector enthusiasm. Of the 550 proof quarter dollars coined for 1862, some 430+ comprise the net mintage after melting the unsold remainder. This issue is thus more scarce than those of the several preceding years, and Cameo pieces are very elusive.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/1/2019

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1862 25C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - 450 480 550 725 925 1400 1900 4600 9250 - - - -
1862 25C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1800 3000 6250 11500 18500 73000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 7150 - - -
1862 25C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 21500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 131
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1862 25C PF
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Base-----------211142642118----114
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Total-----------211142642118----114
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1862 25C PF CA
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Base-------------125324---17
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Total-------------1253261--20
 -------------5%10%25%15%10%30%5%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 25C PF CA
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Base292304320333348363378392409602835966101813451676238835004617597388781286118927
2963093243383533683833984736808799831127145519132759387250696941102061488319873
00000038339847368087998311271455191327593872506969411020600
000000387403538757922100112361566215131294245552179101153300
1862 25C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3273393543693864014184344536619081048110314501799254837124876628692961341019656
33134435937539140742344052274395510661219156620492936410053467289106671549220639
000000423440522743955106612191566204929364100534672891066700
0000004294475928261001108513341683229833244488581682931203900
1862 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base27228229530832333635136638156378390895812711589227433494431574785741246218395
275286299313327341356371442636825925106213771817263237104870668998701444019315
0000003563714426368259251062137718172632371048706689987000
00000036137650271086694111671483204629914070530876321116600
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 5973
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 65
Points: 3349
Owner: robertinct
 
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