Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 96,000
Catalog: KM-98
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $3.55 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1868 S 25C MS obverse 1868 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1868-S continues the tradition of scarcity from the West coast facility in spite of a mintage that should indicate greater availability. The end of the Civil War seemed to have no impact on the high attrition rate of S-mint silver coins, as indeed they continued to circulate just as heavily after the War as they had during it. The 1868-S had a mintage of only 96,000 pieces, but its availability in better grades is equal to a Philadelphia Mint coin with only a fraction of that production.

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Last Updated: 11/25/2013

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1868 S 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 110 220 315 560 1000 1000 1750 2150 2550 3050 4050 4900 6450 8750 17500 23000 40000 - - - -
$ 1100 1900 2350 2750 3250 4400 5400 6950 9400 18500 25000 45000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 42
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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5/27/2009 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 624 $7,475.00
6/26/2011 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 3090, 3090/Lot# 1721 $207.00
7/7/2011 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 8066 $920.00
10/13/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8168 $862.50
10/28/2012 NGC G 4   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131245/Lot# 26136 $129.25
1/9/2013 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9922 $129.25
7/11/2013 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1187/Lot# 7755 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2823235028181131154719492274268129133221340637514264485554786286700818794289783224235772
2953826079221269168120572409275830153282352139224461506257476526109362218830066334180
0000002057240927583015328235213922446150625747652610936221883006600
0000002165254528353118334436364093465852706016676714865255833115400
1868 S 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3043515398721200163320502388280930503369356039164445505456966527726919335297223304836641
3194136509811344177221622528288931563432367840924648526859736774112912279730830342450
0000002162252828893156343236784092464852685973677411291227973083000
0000002275266829693262349637974268485154826250702115313262593193900
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 7008
Owner: yeoldeone
 
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