Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,400
Catalog: KM-98
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $2.95 (11/27/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1868 25C MS obverse 1868 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though it has a lower mintage than its S-mint counterpart (29,400 pieces versus 96,000 pieces), the 1868 quarter is more available in Mint State grades, since virtually all of the San Francisco coins experienced heavy circulation.

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1868 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 165 235 325 450 585 585 660 750 900 1025 1100 1225 1800 2350 4250 16000 77000 - - - -
$ 640 725 800 1000 1075 1200 1350 2000 2550 5750 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 32
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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3/29/1999 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1148, 1148/Lot# 1461 $4,173.00
4/16/2008 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 2280 $40,250.00
1/6/2011 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5021 $431.25
10/13/2011 PCGS G 4   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8167 $276.00
10/8/2014 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1210/Lot# 7734 $411.25
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14878 $158.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3143604427099581110117312331398149916391725183422402561327746848200889999251442116384
32938753179210081131119312881431154516671761196923472799374658568433924111423150750
00000011931288143115451667176119692347279937465856843392411142300
00000012131343146515921696179721042454303842157028866695831292200
1868 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base342389477756101811771242130514771582172818181931235226863426487884949211102631486616873
35741857084310711198126313621512163017581855207124632932391060838733956111797155350
00000012631362151216301758185520712463293239106083873395611179700
00000012841419154716791788189322112574317943947288897299121333100
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