Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 140,000
Catalog: KM-A98
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.56 (4/19/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1878 S 25C MS obverse 1878 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In addition to a low original delivery of only 140,000 pieces, this S-mint issue owes its scarcity to widespread melting in anticipation of heavy Morgan dollar coinage.

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1878 S 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 180 270 375 575 1175 1175 1775 1875 2100 2450 3100 3400 4000 6000 13000 23500 - - - - -
$ 1275 1900 2000 2300 2700 3400 3700 4400 6600 14500 25000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 30
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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2/12/1999 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1999 February Long Beach Sale #197, 197/Lot# 5913 $2,185.00
4/27/2011 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1154/Lot# 10318 $833.75
1/9/2013 NGC VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9936 $381.88
1/9/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9937 $1,057.50
3/21/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1183/Lot# 3409 $940.00
12/15/2013 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 782, 791/Lot# 419 $1,515.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base36040952970597414161563169720092190243325792786331941235399591461918715124791816320485
37644958779411211465160718012069227124812648296335874548557060067032996914373189370
00000016071801206922712481264829633587454855706006703299691437300
000000165219052129235225302717314138554973574260987873112241626800
1878 S 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base389442568752103414961649178921132301255227042919347043005615614464299021128791869021061
406484629846118815471695189721752384260227753102374647385791623972931030714816194800
000000169518972175238426022775310237464738579162397293103071481600
000000174220052238246826532847328640235176596763348157115931675300
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