Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 80,000
Catalog: KM-A64.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $3.51 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 S 25C MS obverse 1859 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1859-S quarter is exceedingly rare in Mint State, if it even exists at that grade level.

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1859 S 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 275 575 1050 1650 4550 4550 22000 27500 42500 60000 - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 20
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 58


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11/3/2010 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 1697 $1,265.00
12/19/2010 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2980, 2980/Lot# 1710 $5,060.00
2/28/2012 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3037 $2,127.50
11/29/2012 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1177/Lot# 3519 $1,762.50
3/10/2013 PCGS Genuine FA   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131312/Lot# 26603 $20.00
4/24/2013 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 1958 $822.50
4/24/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4211 $11,750.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base42948777611101668352147415598547353865251515854666248682016698264364222868001740918057687472
44858388712962285392750265598547353865251526057266438101121994431700508197003176252828740
0000005026559854735386525152605726643810112199443170050819700317625200
0000005312559854735386525153635987662913405231903696459410720617841400
1859 S 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base46352282811771759367949375820569156015463536756846488707717193271314321169398755808216089155
48262494413712399409852315820569156015463547259526684104492050532491519407145877773844910
0000005231582056915601546354725952668410449205053249151940714587777300
0000005525582056915601546355786220688013821238183785160669735197996600
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