Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 188,039
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: $3.39 (8/31/2016)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1896 S 25C MS obverse 1896 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As one of the great triumvirate of key dates in the Barber quarter series, along with the 1901-S and 1913-S, the 1896-S is the first issue that is truly rare in Fine/Very Fine and higher grades. Lawrence assigns an R.5 rating to Fine/Very Fine coins, an R.6 to XF and Mint State (presumably lower-Mint State) pieces, and an R.7 to AU examples of this issue.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/25/2016

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1896 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 785 1650 2550 3650 5500 7000 7850 8850 9750 12000 13500 15500 19000 29000 66000 82500 110000 - - -
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1896 S 25C MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 477
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VG
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/2/1997 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 1997 ANA Signature Sale #175, 175/Lot# 6258 $25,300.00
2/20/2005 PCGS G 4   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1143 $604.00
12/2/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1147/Lot# 3554 $1,495.00
1/2/2011 PCGS G 6   Teletrade Auction 2988, 2988/Lot# 1490 $1,035.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4087 $34,075.00
9/7/2014 NGC VG 10   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 16755 $1,350.00
11/16/2014 PCGS AG 3   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 830, 839/Lot# 1030 $450.00
4/27/2016 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1234/Lot# 3378 $1,822.43


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base154016872124245129943548367738004106429345514711482956216408743197361177012663145861565216775
158918322233263231783591371839024168437946044750509358836749819910414120671330414941160260
00000037183902416843794604475050935883674981991041412067133041494100
00000037594004423044654657478953576145709089671109212365139451529600
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 9736
Owner: Srotag
 
Grade: XF Details
Points: 1774
Owner: Quarterhound
 
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