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: $3.70 (7/31/2014)
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: 3/26/2014

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1896 S 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 865 1675 2700 4150 5300 5300 6900 7500 8100 8700 10500 11250 13500 19000 24500 52500 78000 135000 - - -
$ 5650 7400 7900 8600 9500 11000 12250 15500 21500 32500 59500 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 423
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VG
High Grade: 67


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8/9/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3604


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7/10/1996 PCGS G 6   Teletrade Auction 0857, 857/Lot# 1389 $272.50
2/24/2001 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2001 February Long Beach Bullet Sale #249, 249/Lot# 235 $7,590.00
5/25/2008 PCGS   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3944 $1,265.00
9/11/2008 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 282, 288/Lot# 5505 $4,715.00
11/7/2011 NGC AG 3   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1161/Lot# 7898 $402.50
2/17/2013 PCGS AG 3   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/17/2013, 62/Lot# 96866 $418.00
6/5/2013 PCGS VG 8   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1186/Lot# 3376 $1,527.50
7/27/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4087 $34,075.00


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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