Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 708,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.86 (9/19/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1899 S 25C MS obverse 1899 S 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The relatively low mintage of this issue has made it scarce in all grades. It would be even more rare in XF and AU, were it not for some repatriated pieces that formerly circulated in The Philippines before 1903, when that American possession acquired its own unique coinage. Most of the 1899-S quarters returned to the USA were cleaned at some point with varying degrees of success, and original, problem-free examples are rare. Mint State specimens are very rare, making this among the most difficult issues of the series to find unworn.

The only variety of note is a repunched date on which the second 9 is clearly doubled at its bottom.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/1/2019

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1899 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 35.00 80.00 125 145 210 390 425 490 645 740 925 1500 1900 2800 4700 6000 11500 20000 - -
$ - - 430 525 665 - - - - - - 7500 - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 71
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: 9/15/2020 1899 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base54412-634310-3326834---71
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Total54412-634310-3326834---71
 7%6%6%1%3%-8%4%6%4%14%-4%4%3%8%11%4%6%--- 

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