Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,454,535
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: $3.48 (9/30/2016)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1893 S 25C MS obverse 1893 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1893-S Barber quarter had a very limited mintage for the time of only a bit over 1.45 million pieces. The majority of those went directly into circulation. Today, this issue is very scarce in the XF-AU range, and is rare in any mint state grade.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/25/2016

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1893 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 35.00 80.00 145 200 360 400 465 490 550 625 1075 1225 2700 5650 10000 24000 - - -
$ - - 410 475 510 - 675 1150 1575 3150 7000 10750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 102
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
Price
10/9/2005 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2102, 2102/Lot# 1273 $212.80
7/3/2011 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131128/Lot# 28607 $126.50
9/4/2011 NGC XF 45   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1069 $299.00
2/22/2013 PCGS VF 35   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7043 $235.00
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 7737 $734.38
4/27/2014 PCGS AG 3   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 801, 810/Lot# 2336 $22.00
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 167694 $940.00
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3601 $4,553.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base505912323037250267482092398810781135119316391903280242995468730095161029511121
538015827741555972285494410181097115413411727220233014688607880389775105700
0000007228549441018109711541341172722023301468860788038977500
00000077188896610481116117314901815250238005078668987771003500
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Grade: G 4
Points: 59
Owner: Princeton Numismatics
 
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