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: $3.14 (11/17/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1912 S 25C MS obverse 1912 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A mintage this low, had it occurred earlier in this series, would have resulted in a very scarce to rare coin. As it is, these later issues were more likely to be preserved, especially after the arrival of coin boards in the mid 1930s. While 1912-S quarters are indeed scarce in the higher circulated grades, they are not truly rare. Mint State survivors are available through MS 65, but finer coins are quite rare.

David Lawrence's book illustrates a repunched mintmark variety, but this attribution is subject to doubt.

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Last Updated: 8/25/2016

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1912 S 25C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 107
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 68


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2/13/1998 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1998 February Long Beach Bullet Sale #182, 182/Lot# 230 $203.50
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 760 $3,105.00
4/12/2006 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 2188, 2188/Lot# 1234 $68.00
10/24/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 October Dallas Signature Coin Auction #428, 428/Lot# 969 $2,990.00
3/18/2010 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 463, 469/Lot# 5250 $2,415.00
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 222730 $1,320.00
7/20/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 30982 $94.00


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