Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 784,000
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: $3.22 (9/21/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1908 S 25C MS obverse 1908 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Writing in 1994, David Lawrence (The Complete Guide to Barber Quarters) states that the 1908-S is 'one of my favorite dates. Comes with a decent strike and nice luster. Never stays in stock--trouble-free coins of any grade sell immediately.' The popularity of this issue should be obvious if one notes that the original mintage is just 784,000 pieces. Lawrence also notes that this date is 'undervalued in most mint state grades. Even though gems are no bargain compared with some other dates, you should not let one go.'

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Last Updated: 9/15/2014

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1908 S 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 55.00 115 225 440 440 575 625 725 825 925 1050 1275 1700 2225 4250 7800 18750 30000 - -
$ 500 600 675 775 875 1000 1100 1375 2050 2575 5100 9400 22000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 113
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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1/25/2004 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2149 $5,750.00
7/15/2007 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 2394, 2394/Lot# 1429 $84.00
8/11/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 9994 $2,530.00
9/7/2011 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7643 $218.50
11/29/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8813 $359.55
4/24/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 2058 $3,290.00
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 3760 $3,818.75
5/18/2014 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 804, 813/Lot# 10123 $650.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5467167320532820974111012131278136914271515169719112483370847906620771883879097
581002183906288711019114412341308138814561575176821012891406854006986794186230
0000001019114412341308138814561575176821012891406854006986794100
0000001064117812561338140714851636183922923299442960107352816400
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Grade: F 15
Points: 320
Owner: Numismatreasure
 
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