Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,454,535
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: $2.91 (12/21/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1893 S 25C MS obverse 1893 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1893-S entered the annals of numismatic history as a low mintage issue. The San Francisco Mint delivered 1.4 million quarters this year, a limited mintage for the era, especially when one considers that the Philadelphia Mint coined 5.4 million pieces in 1893, and the New Orleans facility produced a further 3.3 million coins. Writing in 1994 (The Complete Guide to Barber Quarters), David Lawrence states that the 1893-S is difficult to locate in all grades, especially Fine-XF and throughout the Mint State spectrum.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/15/2014

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1893 S 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 20.00 33.00 78.00 135 200 200 360 385 420 465 520 575 1025 1225 2600 6450 11750 21000 - - -
$ 230 385 410 445 500 560 635 1150 1575 3150 7900 13000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 108
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/4/2011 NGC XF 45   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1069 $299.00
8/27/2012 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3336, 3336/Lot# 1974 $345.00
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12344 $869.50
7/14/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131330/Lot# 22225 $258.50
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 7737 $734.38
4/27/2014 PCGS AG 3   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 801, 810/Lot# 2336 $22.00
6/4/2014 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1206/Lot# 3740 $2,716.60
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 167694 $940.00
9/7/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 152301 $225.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base505912323037250267482092398810781135119316391903280242995468730095161029511121
538015827741555972285494410181097115413411727220233014688607880389775105700
0000007228549441018109711541341172722023301468860788038977500
00000077188896610481116117314901815250238005078668987771003500
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Grade: G 4
Points: 59
Owner: Princeton Numismatics
 
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