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: $2.69 (7/29/2015)
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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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
9/26/2004 NGC VF 30   Teletrade Auction 1940, 1940/Lot# 1169 $2,750.00
3/13/2006 NGC VG 10   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 78, 83/Lot# 615 $1,438.65
5/25/2008 PCGS VG 8   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3944 $1,265.00
9/6/2012 PCGS AG 3   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 8078 $470.00
4/1/2014 PCGS G 4   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7674 $628.63
5/15/2014 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction Session(1), 231421/Lot# 63136 $164.50
7/6/2014 NGC F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202748 $2,050.00
10/12/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 218782 $3,000.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 S 25C MS
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Grade: XF Details
Points: 1774
Owner: Quarterhound
Grade: G 6
Points: 1687
Owner: a1nipper
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