Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 12,000
Catalog: KM-A98
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $2.95 (4/19/2015)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1881 25C MS obverse 1881 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1881 quarter is a low mintage date of 12,000 circulation strikes, and is scarce in all grades. It is an important condition rarity in Superb Gem, and extremely rare in the lofty grade of MS68.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/25/2013

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1881 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 225 285 320 415 460 470 510 645 660 750 835 1050 1325 2475 3550 6750 26000 - -
$ 500 510 550 685 710 820 915 1150 1450 2675 3900 9200 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 102
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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8/10/1998 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1075, 1075/Lot# 1340 $1,053.00
3/24/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #368, 368/Lot# 5576 $3,220.00
5/24/2009 NGC MS 67   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 499 $4,888.00
7/12/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1172/Lot# 3570 $1,092.50
8/4/2013 PCGS VF 20   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 763, 772/Lot# 281 $550.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1201/Lot# 8795 $1,351.25
10/10/2014 PCGS AG 3   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14886 $158.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base54661575279890595497499310561097115511931233138115471903272131134196619062488537
569660767833921960980101410691116116712061282143616652175285134744860620970110
000000980101410691116116712061282143616652175285134744860620900
000000986103510831135118012191331149117842448298238355525622800
1881 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base58665980285196210151034105411201163122312641305146016332003285132564375642864888839
61070681888897910211040107611341183123612771356151717562285298636295059644872710
0000001040107611341183123612771356151717562285298636295059644800
0000001047109811481203125012911408157518792568312140025743646800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4860
Owner: jhd
 
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