Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20,000
Catalog: KM-98
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $2.84 (12/25/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1867 25C MS obverse 1867 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Just 20,000 business strikes were produced for this second With Motto Philadelphia quarter issue, all from one die pair that is distinct from the die pair used to strike proofs. The business strikes for the year usually are distinguished by the obverse, which shows faintness of detail at parts of the center, as recounted by Larry Briggs in his Comprehensive Encyclopedia of United States Seated Liberty Quarters. His summary: ''BER' on ribbon [across the shield] as well as central portion (stomach) of Liberty ground down, making it faint and eventually invisible in those areas.'

Briggs suggests that this faintness makes worn examples seem to be more circulated than they are, since the lettering on the ribbon is an important diagnostic for grades Good through Fine, though he also describes the issue as one 'rarely seen in low grades.' Mint State examples, too, are elusive.

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


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1867 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 325 440 650 1275 1750 1750 1900 2000 2200 2800 3050 3250 4350 8500 18500 - - - - - -
$ 1900 2000 2100 2400 3100 3300 3500 4750 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 30
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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2/18/2013 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 3418, 3418/Lot# 2314 $1,500.00
8/5/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3571 $1,527.50
10/12/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 223334 $1,800.00
10/30/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4162 $1,292.50
10/10/2014 PCGS AG 3   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14876 $217.38
11/6/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(1), 1211/Lot# 3456 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1867 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base532597754112316392033211321902297236524632525261434705574651871097739840991211052712089
55364987712951770205921382225231923972483255428994171588867157319796286469589110470
0000002138222523192397248325542899417158886715731979628646958900
00000021642261234224302504258431844872620369127529818588831005800
1867 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base570640806119017282138222123012412248225832648274036265795676673738020870794381088012479
59369593413691864216522472338243525152604267830354349611869687588824989509918114130
0000002247233824352515260426783035434961186968758882498950991800
00000022742375245825492626270933305072644271707804847891941039900
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