Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 755
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.08 (11/24/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1903 25C PF obverse 1903 25C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Sales of the U. S. Mint's proof coins continued their steady decline that began in 1901 and would progress through the remainder of this series. The switch from frosted relief to satiny or partially brilliant relief certainly didn't help matters, but it appears from contemporary accounts that collectors were generally dissatisfied with the current coin designs. Proofs of the past few decades had not advanced in value on the secondary market, and this was small inducement to buy them.

Gems of the 1903 proof quarter dollar are fairly plentiful, with noticeably more Cameo examples than for 1902. Ultra Cameo specimens, however, are very rare.

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Last Updated: 8/25/2016

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1903 25C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 390 475 580 900 1275 1850 2800 5050 13000 - -
$ - - - - - 415 - - - - 2350 3250 6100 -
1903 25C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 700 1040 1375 2350 3500 5550 16000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1250 1650 2550 - 9850 24500
1903 25C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9500 29000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 270
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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10/21/1998 PCGS PF 62   Teletrade Auction 1098, 1098/Lot# 1524 $370.60
5/7/2009 NGC PF 63   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 370, 376/Lot# 7649 $690.00
7/31/2009 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 676 $4,312.50
5/27/2012 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1171 $1,840.00
6/5/2013 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1186/Lot# 3397 $1,527.50
8/8/2013 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 3791 $1,762.50
1/19/2014 NGC PF 63   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 141988 $699.60
3/28/2014 PCGS PF 65   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5301 $1,821.25
2/5/2015 PCGS PF 66   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1556 $3,302.93


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base868898928959991102410411059106710751085109211931374173721512803340641895581912514113
8789089389691002102910471061106910781087112512531495187523683004366746536762107870
0000001047106110691078108711251253149518752368300436674653676200
0000001053106410721081108911591313161620132585320539285117794300
1903 25C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base104510791114114911861223124312621274128112931301141616212030249432193885474662671010915465
10561090112511611198122912491266127612851295133914841757218427353441417252537547118940
0000001249126612761285129513391484175721842735344141725253754700
0000001255127012781289129813771552189323392977366344595760882800
1903 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base76879682485388191192694395195896797410661233156819532561312638625176854013303
777805833862891916931945953961969100411211344169621552749337143006297101270
00000093194595396196910041121134416962155274933714300629700
00000093794895596497110351177145618242358293736164738741800
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Grade: PF 68 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 6267
Owner: Contursi
 
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