Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,884,000
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: $2.62 (8/27/2015)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1905 S 25C MS obverse 1905 S 25C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

After a one-year hiatus, the San Francisco Mint returned to quarter dollar production in 1905 with a mintage of 1.8 million pieces. The lack of an S-mint delivery in 1904 probably resulted in considerable economic demand for the '05-S issue, and, indeed, this date is equally as elusive as the 1904-O and 1905-O in Mint State.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/26/2014

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1905 S 25C MS
Base $ 24.00 38.00 65.00 100.00 170 235 250 315 350 475 650 1075 1600 3850 6800 13500 - - -
$ 190 240 265 335 365 525 735 1200 2050 5050 7900 - -

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Total Graded: 111
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

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10/29/2001 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1500, 1500/Lot# 1244 $463.25
1/26/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 327, 333/Lot# 783 $2,760.00
9/9/2009 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129, 1129/Lot# 7879 $276.00
12/23/2012 PCGS AG 3   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 91055 $13.02
6/5/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 7834 $587.50
4/1/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7677 $293.75
6/4/2014 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 8008 $763.75

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