Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 704,000
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 (10/17/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1915 S 25C MS obverse 1915 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite its low mintage, the 1915-S quarter dollar is only slight in most circulated grades. Mint State survivors are likewise more plentiful than expected, perhaps due to being saved as the last S-Mint Barber Quarters. Gems, however, and David Lawrence described the typical MS coin as "baggy," a reference to the many contact marks attributed to coins being stored in bags and moved frequently.

A very minor repunched mintmark is known, but this has attracted little interest from collectors. David Lawrence observed five slightly different mintmark positions, an indication of sporadic production over a period of months.

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Last Updated: 8/25/2016

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1915 S 25C MS
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Base $ 17.00 35.00 65.00 95.00 140 225 250 275 310 325 340 435 540 915 1550 2750 10750 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 218
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/18/2004 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1833, 1833/Lot# 1119 $467.50
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2171 $1,322.50
6/19/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 92, 97/Lot# 559 $1,207.50
1/9/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 10027 $616.88
4/27/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/27/2014, 173/Lot# 187933 $551.81
5/19/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3482, 6031/Lot# 20224 $217.38
8/31/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 201018 $600.00
1/4/2017 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(7), 1251/Lot# 9383 $881.25


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