Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 188,039
Catalog: KM-114
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.22 (9/21/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1896 S 25C MS obverse 1896 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As one of the great triumvirate of key dates in the Barber quarter series, along with the 1901-S and 1913-S, the 1896-S is the first issue that is truly rare in Fine/Very Fine and higher grades. Lawrence assigns an R.5 rating to Fine/Very Fine coins, an R.6 to XF and Mint State (presumably lower-Mint State) pieces, and an R.7 to AU examples of this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/15/2014

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1896 S 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 865 1675 2700 3850 5300 5300 6900 7500 8150 8700 10500 11250 13500 19000 25500 60000 78000 135000 - - -
$ 5650 7400 7900 8600 9500 11000 12250 15500 21500 32500 66500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 430
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VG
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
2/20/2005 PCGS   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 137 $402.50
10/11/2007 NGC FA 2   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 185, 191/Lot# 5376 $437.00
3/17/2011 PCGS G 6   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(1), 1153/Lot# 3552 $920.00
9/24/2012 PCGS G 4   Teletrade Auction 3352, 3352/Lot# 1476 $632.50
1/9/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 4183 $8,812.50
5/5/2014 NGC MS 82   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3480, 6029/Lot# 20160 $376.00
6/4/2014 NGC VG 8   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1206/Lot# 3744 $1,175.00
7/6/2014 PCGS VG 8   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202640 $1,250.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base154016872124245129943548367738004106429345514711482956216408743197361177012663145861565216775
158918322233263231783591371839024168437946044750509358836749819910414120671330414941160260
00000037183902416843794604475050935883674981991041412067133041494100
00000037594004423044654657478953576145709089671109212365139451529600
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Grade: XF Details
Points: 1774
Owner: Quarterhound
 
Grade: AG 3
Points: 1540
Owner: Princeton Numismatics
 
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