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: $2.66 (8/31/2015)
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: 5/20/2015

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1896 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 865 1675 2700 3850 5300 6900 7500 8150 8700 11250 13500 19000 25500 60000 78000 135000 - - -
$ 5650 - - - - - 15500 21500 32500 66500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 455
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VG
High Grade: 67


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9/20/2015 VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1224/Lot# 3582


Auction Prices Realized

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11/29/2007 PCGS G 4   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Houston, TX US Coin Signature Auction #370, 370/Lot# 60536 $747.50
9/7/2011 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1159/Lot# 3420 $4,025.00
12/8/2011 NGC AG 3   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 8099 $373.75
9/2/2012 NGC Details G Details  Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 1338 $644.00
10/17/2012 PCGS VG 8   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1529 $1,351.25
1/28/2013 NGC AG 3   Teletrade Auction 3415, 3415/Lot# 1554 $300.00
10/12/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 218782 $3,000.00
11/16/2014 PCGS AG 3   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 830, 839/Lot# 1030 $450.00


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: G 6
Points: 1687
Owner: a1nipper
 
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