Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 708,000
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: $2.58 (11/25/2015)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1899 S 25C MS obverse 1899 S 25C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint continued its erratic quarter production schedule of the late 1890s by producing a mere 708,000 pieces in 1899. The federal government shipped a percentage of this issue's delivery to the Philippine Islands, where most entered the channels of commerce. Most of the survivors are cleaned XF or AU pieces. This date is underrated and underappreciated by many, particularly in the mid-Uncirculated grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/11/2015

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1899 S 25C MS
Base $ 19.00 32.00 73.00 115 185 310 375 425 525 725 1200 1650 2600 4450 6875 14000 20500 - -
$ - - 400 475 575 800 1300 2375 3000 5100 7750 - -

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

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8/31/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3129, 3129/Lot# 1226 $287.50
9/7/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1159/Lot# 3424 $1,610.00
8/8/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 3728 $1,997.50
2/16/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 169347 $85.35
4/20/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131417/Lot# 22806 $176.25
5/18/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 804, 813/Lot# 10122 $1,300.00
2/27/2015 PCGS G 6   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3523, 6092/Lot# 20047 $9.40
7/5/2015 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131528/Lot# 23445 $305.50

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