Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 86,400
Catalog: KM-98
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $3.53 (8/28/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 25C MS obverse 1870 25C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Generally considered to to br the rarest date in the entire series of Seated quarters, only 8,340 pieces of the 1870-CC were struck. Naturally, examples in all grades are rare and Larry Briggs considers XF/AU coins as R.7. Mint state pieces are unknown.

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Last Updated: 11/25/2013

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1870 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 53.00 63.00 120 230 350 350 460 530 675 1000 1200 1300 1600 2400 5250 8250 - - - - -
$ 390 500 575 750 1100 1300 1400 1800 2700 5750 9000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 31
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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3/27/2011 PCGS G 6   Teletrade Auction 3037, 3037/Lot# 1584 $138.00
8/11/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 9914 $253.00
6/5/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 7800 $646.25
1/26/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/26/2014, 165/Lot# 167705 $776.60
1/26/2014 PCGS   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1098 $616.88
4/24/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Monthly World and Ancient Coin Auction - Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Session(1), 241418/Lot# 17415 $182.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base212230248423684908990108112261363170718861969219726993902475658188601129371970322171
2182363065107589351020112912711477176619132045236431004186511067451004615192205250
000000102011291271147717661913204523643100418651106745100461519200
000000105011771317159218261941212125313501447154647673114911744700
1870 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base194223255398568874983108412881410157416761876206327403823475060318905133422026222776
2032333024546709101016115213281464160817421938228831014132517769891038415648211000
000000101611521328146416081742193822883101413251776989103841564800
000000105012201369151916421809200025143462444156047947118631795500
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