Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 11,072,000
Catalog: KM-145
Obverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Reverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $2.65 (8/29/2015)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1918 S 25C MS obverse 1918 S 25C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The 1918-S quarter was a mass-produced issue with more than 11 million pieces struck. The economy in 1918 was booming and the need for minor coinage was great with all the mints running at full capacity. The result was a great many quarters were produced, but little attention was given to quality control. As a result, Full Head 1918-S quarters are one of the great strike rarities in the series. This situation is also seen in the Walking Liberty half and Mercury dime series, where the 1918-S is again a high mintage issue with a low availability of coins with strong striking definition. J.H. Cline estimates that 3% of the 1918-S quarters were struck with Full Head details. To us, this seems like a high estimation as that would represent some 330,000 coins. If that number is correct, then attrition took a disproportionate toll on these fully struck coins. Our guesstimate would be more on the order of .5% of the mintage.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/4/2014

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1918 S 25C MS
Base $ 19.00 24.00 35.00 46.00 65.00 105 120 145 205 255 290 435 750 1400 2850 5750 - - -
$ 75.00 115 130 170 225 280 365 550 850 2100 3500 - -
1918 S 25C MS Full Head
Base $ - - - - - 285 350 400 650 800 1200 2100 3500 13000 43000 55000 - - -
$ - 325 385 450 700 900 1500 2750 5750 20000 48000 - -

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Total Graded: 944
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

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9/20/2015 MS 66  Full Head Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1224/Lot# 3900

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8/7/2000 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Philadelphia 2000 #232, 232/Lot# 5892 $713.00
9/15/2003 PCGS MS 64   Full Head Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 371 $81,650.00
11/4/2007 PCGS AU 58   Full Head Teletrade Auction 2444, 2444/Lot# 1316 $616.00
8/28/2008 NGC MS 65   Full Head David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 278, 284/Lot# 5436 $7,302.50
12/5/2010 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 210122/Lot# 22105 $84.00
2/3/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131307/Lot# 26733 $123.38
7/14/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 128656 $29.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 65   Full Head Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4253 $8,225.00
12/19/2014 PCGS MS 64   Full Head Stack's Bowers iAuction 3513, 6082/Lot# 22097 $2,056.25

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 S 25C MS
1918 S 25C MS Full Head
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