Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,216,000
Catalog: KM-A98
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.52 (8/21/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1888 S 25C MS obverse 1888 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The popularity of this date among Seated Quarter collectors is unflagging due to its status as the only branch mint issue from the 1880s. While some catalogers have emphasized the rarity of the 1888-S (1.2 million pieces produced), it is actually one of the more readily obtainable issues in the entire series (per Larry Briggs, 1991). Premium quality Gems, however, are conditionally rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/25/2013

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1888 S 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 23.00 26.00 32.00 42.00 90.00 90.00 170 225 280 335 410 435 575 875 1400 5450 10300 28000 - - -
$ 105 200 250 310 365 440 465 625 950 1550 6000 11500 30000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 143
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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9/27/2000 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1362, 1362/Lot# 1244 $463.25
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 429 $379.50
7/16/2007 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 159, 164/Lot# 852 $138.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30469 $1,088.05
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1202/Lot# 3612 $1,116.25
3/30/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 171969 $40.00
5/25/2014 NGC VF 35   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22271 $58.75
8/8/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21257 $25.85


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81941021271672724295607097989189931021124015152056392950066883109411751528261
85961101402023244726097388389431002109413311695268042885631823513132210970
000000472609738838943100210941331169526804288563182351313200
000000516659768878968101111671423187533044647625795881532300
1888 S 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8910211513918329546160075684997510541084131416002162409952107141113041802928992
9310612315322035050765278789110011064116014091787280744695853852813545216830
0000005076527878911001106411601409178728074469585385281354500
0000005537048189331027107412371504197434534839649799161578700
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 560
Owner: ddr70
 
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