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: $4.21 (9/25/2020)
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.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 9/4/2020

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1892 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.75 14.75 25.00 50.00 85.00 130 140 155 220 240 245 300 420 500 760 1500 4850 17500 - -
$ - - 150 165 225 245 275 325 460 600 1250 2550 7800 -
1892 25C MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1000 1700 2250 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1200 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1884
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: 9/22/2020 1892 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base717961715291735111305611526029936115980205--1873
----------1-114144-3--19
----------1----3362---15
-----------------1----1
Total717961715291735111307611626130336516691228--1908
 0%1%0%0%1%1%2%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%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base41506711522034842648451255370975277487410841707226826143930672073247967
44568315026337444549352660572375980794412921894238330534860692175380
00000044549352660572375980794412921894238330534860692100
000000465503539657738767841101414992081249934915790712300
1892 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24505910220132036645047751566370571582010211138146121243765647370617688
33537313524133539445949056467770875088710601246168226714668666972700
00000039445949056467770875088710601246168226714668666900
00000042246850261469171278595410991353190332185570686500
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2124
Owner: erwindoc
 
Grade: MS 64 PL
Points: 1894
Owner: Liberty1776
 
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