Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,648,821
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.13 (2/28/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1894 S 25C MS obverse 1894 S 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Production of quarter dollars at the San Francisco Mint nearly doubled from 1893, and this issue is scarce only in grades Very Fine and higher. Mint State survivors are more plentiful than one would expect, yet gems remain persistently rare.

Reverse dies used this year feature either the far right position or the one centered equidistantly between letters R D of the value statement. David Lawrence identified four far right dies and just a single centered one. The far right mintmark was a holdover from early 1893, yet survivors outnumber the centered dies by about two to one for this date. These are the only "varieties" known for 1894-S.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2020

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1894 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.00 20.00 50.00 135 185 260 280 335 415 460 485 520 775 1250 2200 8350 16750 - - -
$ - - 285 350 425 - - 525 850 1430 3075 9400 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 210
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/25/2020 1894 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base152173734132211434275393----209
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---------------2------2
---------------1------1
Total152173734132211434275693----212
 0%2%1%0%3%1%3%1%2%6%10%0%7%16%13%26%4%1%---- 
1894 S 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1--------1
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Total-------------1--------1
 -------------100%-------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 S 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59729422338957573787910241111123313091363149618992640346154506329728579268608
637913727845162978492710531151125813271407163021462913412457436647749881530
00000078492710531151125813271407163021462913412457436647749800
00000083197510821192128313451451176423933187478760366966771200
1894 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37455915127842355366778585895810211066117715152147285445945371621967907399
39498919332646659170680989197910361103128917252382343448535653640969930
00000059170680989197910361103128917252382343448535653640900
000000629745833924100010511140140219362618401451125936659900
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2854
Owner: BAYOU BENGAL
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1515
Owner: tsevni2
 
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