Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,764,681
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.25 (9/30/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1895 S 25C MS obverse 1895 S 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Depression of 1893-97 finally caught up with quarter dollar production, and the number of pieces struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1895 fell from the previous year. This was a preview of the far more drastic decline that was to occur in 1896.

This issue is scarce in all but the lowest grades, and values rise rapidly from Fine upward. Mint State coins are not truly rare, except at the gem (MS 65 and higher) levels. As with all S-Mint quarters of this decade, prooflike examples may be found, but most are not distinctive enough to be certified as such.

David Lawrence identified six reverse dies, only one of which features a centered mintmark. The latter position is thus quite rare, with approximately one in 15 examples seen.

Two repunched mintmark varieties are known for 1895-S. Both are fairly intriguing, yet the scarcity and higher value of this date somewhat discourages variety collecting.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2020

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1895 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 30.00 75.00 100.00 160 225 295 320 380 465 515 670 835 1150 2300 3750 6875 19650 20000 - -
$ - - 335 410 485 - - 900 - 2800 - 8650 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 140
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
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: 9/29/2020 1895 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base418469-556816-313132062-1--139
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Total418469-556816-313132062-1--139
 3%13%3%4%6%-4%4%4%6%12%-2%9%9%14%4%1%-1%-- 
1895 S 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1895 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4554891833364235606807768379209741271148319532579331941046081676273698015
486512023436546860071279686493810731341163921612825358047636308696475840
00000060071279686493810731341163921612825358047636308696400
00000064074481689295611721412179623703072384254226535716600
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 680
Owner: a1nipper
 
Grade: G 6
Points: 54
Owner: Princeton Numismatics
 
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