Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 975
Catalog: KM-A98
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $2.92 (12/26/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1881 25C PF obverse 1881 25C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1881 Seated quarter issue is always of interest because of the low total mintage: Only 975 proofs were struck, in addition to a mere 12,000 circulation strikes.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/15/2014

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1881 25C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - 345 350 360 375 415 475 630 950 1300 2350 3350 6000 17000 - -
$ - 375 380 390 410 480 525 690 1050 1400 2600 3500 6900 -
1881 25C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 715 1050 1475 2600 3700 6750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 775 1125 1750 2900 4200 7350 41100
1881 25C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 42000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 290
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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1/12/2015 PF 68  Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 4621


Auction Prices Realized

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4/1/2003 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23042, 23042/Lot# 13225 $540.50
2/20/2005 NGC PF 66   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1133 $3,105.00
2/10/2008 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2077 $2,070.00
7/24/2008 NGC PF 65   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 268, 274/Lot# 5510 $2,645.00
3/28/2009 NGC PF 67   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 1094 $5,750.00
6/18/2012 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Teletrade Auction 3296, 3296/Lot# 1413 $1,100.00
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1345 $998.75
3/30/2014 PCGS PF 64   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 181883 $1,375.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111345515721838874958110313982205291038175158714210144
1111111115401583760850902100612011667244032124264581981420
0000001115401583760850902100612011667244032124264581900
0000001230458652799862930105412991936267535144711648000
1881 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111113725517688939301018117014782316304739845367740710487
1111111124431623809905959106812721757255933594445604784330
0000001124431623809905959106812721757255933594445604700
0000001248491695851917988111913752036280336714906672700
1881 25C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111141260783897110101103126415902472323842175656777310958
11111111384776848829841041115613721884272735644696636188340
00000011384776848829841041115613721884272735644696636100
00000012755427619269971072121014812178298238905176706700
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Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 6047
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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