Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,039
Catalog: KM-A98
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.04 (5/26/2015)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1883 25C PF obverse 1883 25C PF reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint used only one reverse die (Briggs A) to deliver 14,400 business strike and 1,039 proof Seated Quarters in 1883. Examples of these two deliveries, however, are easily distinguishable by the obverse die. All proofs were struck from a blundered die with the tops of an errant 83 in the denticles below the digits 88 in the date.

The 1883 is one of several low mintages dates at the end of this series whose popularity is unflagging among collectors who specialize in Seated Liberty coinage. While proofs are relatively available in an absolute sense, survivors typically grade no finer than PR65.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/11/2015

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1883 25C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 360 375 475 630 950 1300 2350 3250 6100 18000 27500 -
$ - - - 390 410 525 690 1050 1400 2500 3450 6500 -
1883 25C PF Cameo
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1883 25C PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 335
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/10/2006 NGC PF 67   Teletrade Auction 2257, 2257/Lot# 1182 $3,920.00
9/23/2007 PCGS PF 66   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2664 $4,370.00
10/27/2010 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 3603 $1,150.00
8/2/2012 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(1), 1173/Lot# 3311 $1,938.75
6/1/2014 PCGS PF 65   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 178822 $1,815.00
6/27/2014 PCGS PF 65   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 1369 $3,290.00
11/30/2014 NGC PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 832, 841/Lot# 812 $2,204.00
1/25/2015 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131505/Lot# 22234 $1,762.50
4/22/2015 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 4159 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base251265275288301314330342357532745865891958110313982205291038175158709510053
256268279292305319334347415603785874913100612011667244032124264580480810
000000334347415603785874913100612011667244032124264580400
000000338352474674825882936105513001936267535154711644900
1883 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2752883013143273423573723865727949219481018117014782316304739845367735810392
279292305318332347362377448646836930971106912731757256033594445603183690
000000362377448646836930971106912731757256033594445603100
000000367381510720879939995111913752037280336724906669400
1883 25C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base30431733334836337839240942662786399910281103126415902472323842175656772410866
30832233835336838339841549370690810091053115713731884272735644697634587710
00000039841549370690810091053115713731884272735644697634500
00000040342056078495410181078121014812178298338915176703500
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Grade: PF 68 UC
Points: 5656
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 66 CAMEO
Points: 3047
Owner: jgrinz
 
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