Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,000
Catalog: KM-A98
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $2.91 (12/27/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1887 25C MS obverse 1887 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although mintages of dimes reached a then-record level of more than 11 million pieces, the production of quarters was limited to 10,000 business strikes and 710 proofs. Quarters and halves had small mintages because of the Bland-Allison act, which compelled the Philadelphia Mint to produce more than 20 million silver dollars in 1887. Shrewd numismatists of the era set aside quantities of quarters and halves, but these are nonetheless elusive today in all grades.

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Last Updated: 11/25/2013

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1887 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 235 300 340 465 600 600 625 650 685 710 790 850 990 1090 1550 2400 3750 8000 - - -
$ 650 675 690 745 770 860 930 1080 1190 1675 2700 4250 9600 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 96
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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5/28/1997 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0949, 949/Lot# 1337 $891.00
7/9/2009 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 476 $2,990.00
7/12/2012 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1172/Lot# 3574 $3,220.00
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 3683 $2,350.00
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6361 $6,462.50
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4169 $1,762.50
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14892 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base58165370578790511101131115212131252130913451393146116091936261433074914515861418217
60567073282697311171138117212261271132113611415151017182162284538424995548568330
0000001138117212261271132113611415151017182162284538424995548500
0000001145119212391290133313771438155918272388307643785076581300
1887 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base62269975283896211771198122112841325138414231472154316972038274034575115536763788511
647716780879103311841205124212971344139714391495159418102272297940095199570470890
0000001205124212971344139714391495159418102272297940095199570400
0000001213126313111364141014551519164519242506321845625283604100
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