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: $3.26 (2/21/2017)
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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Price Guide

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: 213
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/7/1998 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 1998 ANA Signature Sale #190, 190/Lot# 6512 $4,830.00
11/15/2000 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1378, 1378/Lot# 1270 $174.40
8/6/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 399, 405/Lot# 7044 $656.65
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 581 $264.50
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8336 $1,296.03
5/19/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3482, 6031/Lot# 20224 $217.38
8/31/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 202440 $80.00


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