Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 784,000
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: $2.84 (10/6/2015)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1908 S 25C MS obverse 1908 S 25C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Writing in 1994, David Lawrence (The Complete Guide to Barber Quarters) states that the 1908-S is 'one of my favorite dates. Comes with a decent strike and nice luster. Never stays in stock--trouble-free coins of any grade sell immediately.' The popularity of this issue should be obvious if one notes that the original mintage is just 784,000 pieces. Lawrence also notes that this date is 'undervalued in most mint state grades. Even though gems are no bargain compared with some other dates, you should not let one go.'

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/11/2015

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1908 S 25C MS
Base $ 25.00 55.00 115 225 440 575 625 725 825 1050 1275 1700 2225 4250 7800 18750 30000 - -
$ - - 675 775 875 - 1375 2050 2575 5100 9400 22000 -

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Total Graded: 126
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
2/22/1997 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions February 1997 Long Beach Bullet Sale #167, 167/Lot# 444 $605.00
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2149 $5,750.00
11/12/2008 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2611, 2611/Lot# 1351 $862.50
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 2537 $5,175.00
7/8/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131229/Lot# 24163 $40.00
5/18/2014 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 804, 813/Lot# 10123 $650.00
8/5/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7576 $940.00
5/31/2015 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131523/Lot# 23371 $411.25

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 S 25C MS
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Grade: F 15
Points: 320
Owner: Numismatreasure
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