Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 975
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 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1881 25C PF obverse 1881 25C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1881 Seated quarter issue is always of interest because of the low total mintage: Only 975 proofs were struck, in addition to a mere 12,000 circulation strikes.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/25/2013

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1881 25C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - 345 350 360 375 415 475 630 950 1300 2350 3350 6150 17000 - -
$ - 375 380 390 410 480 525 690 1050 1400 2600 3500 6900 55000
1881 25C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 715 1050 1475 2600 3700 6750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 775 1125 1750 2900 4200 7350 -
1881 25C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 28500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 289
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/20/2003 PCGS PF 68   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2003 Charlotte ANA National Money Signature Sale #316, 316/Lot# 5711 $16,100.00
7/6/2008 PCGS PF 62   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2553, 2553/Lot# 1377 $896.00
6/17/2010 NGC PF 67   Cameo Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 2044 $3,910.00
4/27/2011 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1154/Lot# 3469 $2,875.00
5/29/2011 PCGS PF 62   Cameo Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 750 $661.25
1/9/2013 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 4162 $1,645.00
12/1/2013 PCGS PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 306 $725.00
1/8/2014 NGC PF 68   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4196 $9,400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111345515721838874958110313982205291038175158714210144
1111111115401583760850902100612011667244032124264581981420
0000001115401583760850902100612011667244032124264581900
0000001230458652799862930105412991936267535144711648000
1881 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111113725517688939301018117014782316304739845367740710487
1111111124431623809905959106812721757255933594445604784330
0000001124431623809905959106812721757255933594445604700
0000001248491695851917988111913752036280336714906672700
1881 25C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111141260783897110101103126415902472323842175656777310958
11111111384776848829841041115613721884272735644696636188340
00000011384776848829841041115613721884272735644696636100
00000012755427619269971072121014812178298238905176706700
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Grade: PF 68* CA
Points: 6047
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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