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: $3.15 (5/27/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1915 S 25C MS obverse 1915 S 25C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/25/2016

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1915 S 25C MS
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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Total Graded: 214
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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4/28/1997 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0940, 940/Lot# 1348 $370.60
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2171 $1,322.50
5/1/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 85: Chi Yin Collection, 90/Lot# 87 $1,610.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8336 $1,296.03
12/22/2013 PCGS VG 8   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 166/Lot# 151813 $25.00
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3421 $1,410.00
4/4/2017 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1253/Lot# 15407 $2,350.00

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