Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 708,000
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: $3.55 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1899 S 25C MS obverse 1899 S 25C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint continued its erratic quarter production schedule of the late 1890s by producing a mere 708,000 pieces in 1899. The federal government shipped a percentage of this issue's delivery to the Philippine Islands, where most entered the channels of commerce. Most of the survivors are cleaned XF or AU pieces. This date is underrated and underappreciated by many, particularly in the mid-Uncirculated grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/26/2014

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1899 S 25C MS
Base $ 19.00 32.00 73.00 115 185 185 310 375 425 525 600 725 1200 1650 2600 4450 6875 14000 20500 - -
$ 205 335 400 475 575 675 800 1300 2375 3000 5100 7750 - -
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Total Graded: 53
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

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