Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 964,079
Catalog: KM-114
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.21 (10/25/2016)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1892 S 25C MS obverse 1892 S 25C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

As is the case with the Morgan dollar of this same year and mint, the 1892-S Barber quarter is an extremely tough coin to find in mint state. Most examples have been well worn due to years of circulation. However, mint state examples up to MS64 are relatively easy to locate. Gem and higher coins are extremely rare, however.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/25/2016

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1892 S 25C MS
Base $ 50.00 60.00 105 150 230 370 425 560 610 675 715 900 1225 2300 5750 13000 40000 - - -
$ - - 470 585 640 - - - 1650 2650 - 18250 - -

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Total Graded: 133
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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6/11/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 383, 389/Lot# 8012 $661.25
12/2/2010 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1147/Lot# 7817 $488.75
6/26/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Teletrade Auction 3090, 3090/Lot# 1730 $58.00
1/9/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9970 $793.13
6/29/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 205015 $310.20
9/4/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 7471 $969.38
7/20/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 30968 $88.13

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 S 25C MS
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3975
Owner: Srotag
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2561
Owner: Scott mathison
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