Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 264,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.16 (9/27/2020)
Edge: Reeded
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1914 S 25C MS obverse 1914 S 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This elusive issue had the same mintage as the 1916-D dime, yet it sells for much less, reflecting the far greater number of Mercury Dime collectors over those of this series. Worn examples are only moderately scarce, since collectors in the 1930s and 1940s were always on the lookout for low-mintage coins in circulation. By that time, however, very few still survived in grades F through AU, and such coins are very scarce. Mint State examples are more often seen than XF and AU pieces, but gems are quite rare.

The Lawrence book reported a repunched date, but this class of variety was not possible after 1909, as the date was carried on the master die for each year. More likely is strike doubling on the coin observed. Lawrence also noted four slightly different mintmark positions, which is odd for a coin of such low mintage. It suggests that these were struck on four different occasions, with different dies used each time.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/28/2020

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1914 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 140 290 510 850 1050 1380 1420 1520 1950 2125 2300 2300 2600 4300 5750 8000 19500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2675 - - 9250 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 534
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VG
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: 9/22/2020 1914 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1071571245033222216-661210833---534
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Total1071571245033222216-661310833---535
 20%29%23%9%6%0%0%0%0%0%1%-1%1%2%2%1%1%1%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base258298418776102112711363145015471609169717531936200921902786343545606286727479158596
271338537857110413011392148215671638171518141960206923883002381051356615748781420
0000001392148215671638171518141960206923883002381051356615748700
0000001421151415881667173418751984212925873218418557106944770100
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Grade: VG 8
Points: 418
Owner: timetogo
 
Grade: G 4
Points: 298
Owner: dano 35
 
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