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: $3.20 (9/22/2014)
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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Price
5/25/2008 PCGS   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3944 $1,265.00
1/5/2011 NGC Details G Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1151/Lot# 10357 $690.00
4/24/2011 NGC G 6   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131118/Lot# 28773 $1,035.00
10/17/2012 NGC F 12   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1528 $1,035.00
1/14/2013 PCGS G 6   Teletrade Auction 3413, 3413/Lot# 1776 $625.00
4/14/2014 PCGS AG 3   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20238 $464.13
4/20/2014 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 1034 $4,251.00
6/29/2014 NGC VG 10   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 16755 $1,350.00


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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