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: $3.10 (9/25/2017)
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: 8/25/2016

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1914 S 25C MS
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Base $ 145 205 435 620 925 1125 1200 1500 1800 1975 2100 2200 2400 3250 5800 8500 19000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2700 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 450
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 67


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Grade
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Price
9/6/2009 PCGS F 15   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2649 $218.50
3/18/2013 PCGS AG 3   Teletrade Auction 3422, 3422/Lot# 1771 $50.00
4/21/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 100641 $69.40
9/15/2013 NGC VG 10   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131339/Lot# 20097 $188.00
9/22/2013 NGC VG 10   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131340/Lot# 22153 $217.38
3/2/2014 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131410/Lot# 29261 $199.75
3/16/2014 PCGS VG 8   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 795, 804/Lot# 303 $160.00
7/4/2014 PCGS G 6   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21227 $49.35


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