Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,236,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.23 (2/17/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1892 25C MS obverse 1892 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

As the first issue of Charles Barber's new design, 1892(P) quarters were saved in large numbers by both collectors and the general public. Mint State pieces are plentiful, and even gems are fairly common through MS 66. The number certified as prooflike, however, is quite small.

The reverse hub was modified early in 1892's production, when it was determined that these coins did not stack to the same height as an equivalent number of the preceding type. Barber took this opportunity to make a few other changes that were more readily visible. The stars above the eagle were reconfigured, and the eagle's right wingtip (viewer's left) covers most of the letter E, while on the earlier hub it covered less than half. There is no great difference in rarity between the two subtypes, as the nominally scarcer Type 1 was the more likely to be saved for the simple reason that it was the first one encountered by a curious public.

Due to its generous mintage, the 1892 Philadelphia Mint quarter dollar is rich in varieties. There are numerous doubled dies for either side. Most are too minor to attract much interest, but the better varieties are recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service, as are the reverse hub subtypes.

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Last Updated: 1/24/2020

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1892 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.00 15.00 25.00 50.00 80.00 130 140 155 220 240 245 300 420 500 800 1750 5500 18750 - -
$ - - 150 165 225 - 275 325 460 600 1450 2900 8250 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1862
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/11/2020 1892 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base715951614261734108300611426029935715981204--1851
----------1-114144-3--19
----------1----3362---15
-----------------1----1
Total715951614261734108302611526130336116692227--1886
 0%1%0%0%1%1%1%1%2%6%16%0%6%14%16%19%9%5%1%0%-- 
1892 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1112-1311---11
---------------1--2---3
--------------11------2
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Total----------111213313---16
 ----------6%6%6%13%6%19%19%6%19%--- 

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