Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 25C 1859S Seated 25C 1859-S
EF40 PCGS
3889198

Original $4000 Original, Springfield Collection. This lovely, "coin gray" 1859-S quarter exhibits what Doug Winter calls "multiple levels of demand." The date is scarce, the coin is aesthetically wholesome, and the EF grade represents a condition rarity. These coins were not saved in high-grade, and today there is not a single uncirculated piece reported by either PCGS or NGC. There is also the question of availability - PCGS Coin Facts notes that a higher example is typically seen at auction only about once per year, and many of these appearances are at price points substantially higher than the present example. As can be seen, this is an infrequent opportunity to acquire a special coin. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Previously from Superior, 1/2003, lot 585.