Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 340,000
Catalog: KM-64.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.6800g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $3.93 (8/1/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1849 25C MS obverse 1849 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Thanks to increased gold shipments from California and rising silver prices, bullion speculators melted most of the 340,000 quarters that emerged from the Philadelphia Mint in 1849. Only a handful of Mint State examples are known.

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1849 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 27.00 31.00 45.00 105 180 180 365 435 565 625 825 925 1150 2000 6500 15000 - - - - -
$ 200 400 480 600 685 900 1025 1250 2200 7500 18000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 84
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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8/9/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3558


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6/3/1994 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1994 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #120, 120/Lot# 371 $577.50
11/6/2008 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 298, 304/Lot# 5641 $166.75
12/2/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1147/Lot# 3523 $920.00
9/16/2012 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3347, 3347/Lot# 1486 $525.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24543 $473.53
11/15/2013 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34357 $305.50
11/15/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1190/Lot# 33366 $10,575.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4139 $6,462.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base85102127159301487699874104411451284136915781762230237045355864513843223403630740156
90110137206363557757930107711911312143816391942276942546451103771667526995375900
00000075793010771191131214381639194227694254645110377166752699500
00000081598711111237134015081700212232364804754812110195073165100
1849 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94115139175327522745930110712131358144716651857241738685569895014275229553718641103
101123151225392596806989114212611387151917292043290044356696107251716827698384910
00000080698911421261138715191729204329004435669610725171682769800
000000868104811771309141715921793223033845002782312500200613244200
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