Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 80,000
Catalog: KM-A98
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $2.84 (7/5/2015)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1890 25C MS obverse 1890 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Once high mintages of Morgan dollars began in 1878, the production of other silver denominations was substantially reduced for years thereafter. Dime mintages were the first to return to normal levels, in 1882. Except for an anomalous 1888-S quarter issue, production of the Seated quarters and halves remained low until 1891. The 1890 quarter, with a mintage of 80,000 pieces, has approximately the same rarity in Mint State as the 1889, which had an even lower mintage of 12,000 pieces. Presumably, the same Philadelphia-area dealer (perhaps Haseltine) retained a similar quantity of both issues for stock.

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1890 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 65.00 80.00 120 180 240 325 345 450 525 575 660 775 1125 1900 3150 6350 22000 - -
$ 265 355 375 500 575 625 700 850 1250 2100 3450 10500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 179
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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5/3/2009 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2687, 2687/Lot# 1756 $368.00
1/6/2010 NGC MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 891 $7,475.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3106 $1,645.00
11/3/2013 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 776, 785/Lot# 130 $995.00
6/3/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3889 $411.25
9/4/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1209/Lot# 4021 $1,821.25
10/8/2014 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1210/Lot# 7747 $258.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2052372883334096427358209159741057111012171271138117902407293140645574758511035
2152543033584866737638519341001107411451235130715171995258133084567624487350
0000007638519341001107411451235130715171995258133084567624400
0000007918839541029109211811253134416532201275636865070691400
1890 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base22325831436044268678387497210341121117712891345146018852526306842395795786211400
2342763293875237188139069921063113912141307138316012098270634584757648490410
0000008139069921063113912141307138316012098270634584757648400
00000084393910131092115812511326142117432312288738485276717300
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2407
Owner: jhd
 
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