Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 96,000
Catalog: KM-A64.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $3.51 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1861 S 25C MS obverse 1861 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Even though 96,000 pieces were produced of this issue, it is seldom found in any grade, and when located tends to be no better than VF. Even XF coins are very scarce and no Uncirculated pieces are known today.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/25/2013

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1861 S 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 235 340 775 1875 4400 4400 10000 11250 17000 34000 - - - - - - - - - - -
$ 4800 11000 12500 19000 36500 - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 26
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 58


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10/1/2006 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2267, 2267/Lot# 1327 $3,248.00
8/11/2010 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 4691 $1,725.00
7/7/2011 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1157/Lot# 3500 $1,725.00
7/12/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1172/Lot# 3547 $1,150.00
10/17/2012 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1491 $587.50
9/25/2013 PCGS G 4   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 7872 $426.53
7/6/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 194676 $3,175.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base282323622798166832643751416040613994388938177446131142300840237443874884553626587446421670057
295422680108822003426388741604061399438895026933516412287514162045873504385533260568661630
00000038874160406139943889502693351641228751416204587350438553326056800
000000402341604061399438896236112241971034494430034735952032570386239200
1861 S 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base304351665851175934133916433842364167405939847719135282363641186454064993954798599986555571485
319455727115323103580405643384236416740595229965516897294864259246917515585653161850675310
00000040564338423641674059522996551689729486425924691751558565316185000
000000419743384236416740596474115912026635336439994842853178582646370200
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