Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 11,072,000
Catalog: KM-145
Obverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Reverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.73 (7/28/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1918 S 25C MS obverse 1918 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1918-S quarter was a mass-produced issue with more than 11 million pieces struck. The economy in 1918 was booming and the need for minor coinage was great with all the mints running at full capacity. The result was a great many quarters were produced, but little attention was given to quality control. As a result, Full Head 1918-S quarters are one of the great strike rarities in the series. This situation is also seen in the Walking Liberty half and Mercury dime series, where the 1918-S is again a high mintage issue with a low availability of coins with strong striking definition. J.H. Cline estimates that 3% of the 1918-S quarters were struck with Full Head details. To us, this seems like a high estimation as that would represent some 330,000 coins. If that number is correct, then attrition took a disproportionate toll on these fully struck coins. Our guesstimate would be more on the order of .5% of the mintage.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/4/2014

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1918 S 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 19.00 24.00 35.00 46.00 65.00 65.00 105 120 145 205 235 255 290 435 750 1400 2850 5750 - - -
$ 75.00 115 130 170 225 250 280 365 550 850 2100 3500 - -
1918 S 25C MS Full Head
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - 285 350 400 650 700 800 1200 2100 3500 13000 43000 55000 - - -
$ - 325 385 450 700 750 900 1500 2750 5750 20000 48000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 903
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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8/7/1999 NGC MS 65   Full Head Heritage Auctions 1999 Pre-ANA Bullet Sale #205, 205/Lot# 164 $747.50
1/9/2002 PCGS MS 64   Full Head Heritage Auctions 2002 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #280, 280/Lot# 6832 $2,990.00
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 64   Full Head Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 456 $603.75
10/28/2010 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 527, 534/Lot# 4237 $264.50
1/3/2011 NGC MS 67   Full Head Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 594 $29,900.00
5/22/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Full Head Teletrade Auction 3070, 3070/Lot# 1561 $126.50
10/13/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8267 $161.00
3/17/2013 PCGS AU 58   Full Head GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 104636 $452.21


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333123237308351412450477539620102815831886344755631484526518
333334316126032237142445949756675612131684240641528657187360
0000001612603223714244594975667561213168424064152865700
00000019928433639143746851859389213981785292648571175100
1918 S 25C MS Full Head
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333423705863958108711661219134515052699410075928849129373976970994
333331435177578941001111311831261139819033166526480111021121881501770
000000517757894100111131183126113981903316652648011102112188100
000000611810926104411391201130314512301363364288430115743082500
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