Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,454,535
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.24 (2/18/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1893 S 25C MS obverse 1893 S 25C MS reverse
Expand All    Collapse All

Description & Analysis

This issue had a modest mintage, and nearly all of these coin went into circulation immediately, so most survivors are quite worn. Examples grading Fine and higher are scarce, with Mint State pieces being in short supply. Gems are genuinely rare, and just a small number of coins have been certified as PL (prooflike).

The reverse dies for 1893-S quarters came from two batches that entirely superseded the reverse dies used the previous year. Having the mintmark centered directly under the eagle's tail feathers proved impractical, and the first alternative chosen was to place it far right of center, directly over letter D in DOLLAR. This looked a bit awkward, so another round of reverse dies was sent west from Philadelphia that year placed the mintmark equidistant from the feathers, letter R of QUARTER and letter D of DOLLAR. Both positions may be found for 1893-S quarters, with the far right placement comprising roughly one third of the coins seen.

Aside from the wandering mintmarks, a single variety is know for this issue. One die that originally had the mintmark placed far right was repunched with the mintmark corrected to the central location. The first punching was partially effaced, and this variety is extremely rare.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2020

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1893 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 38.00 62.00 120 190 225 350 430 510 620 675 715 1050 1200 2650 5350 10250 24000 - - -
$ - - 440 525 630 - 715 1150 1550 3100 7000 10750 - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 112
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/11/2020 1893 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base5104562457251771318511---108
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total5104562457251771318511---108
 5%9%4%5%6%2%4%5%6%2%5%1%6%6%12%17%5%1%1%--- 
1893 S 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------22------4
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total--------------22------4
 --------------50%50%------ 

Related Articles

USA Coin Album: Those Shifty Mintmarks

7/12/2011 — David focuses this month on the wandering mintmark positions of San Francisco Mint quarter dollars during the years 1892-97.
View full article >


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer