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: $3.00 (6/26/2017)
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: 215
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2171 $1,322.50
6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 856 $207.00
11/1/2009 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2765, 2765/Lot# 1704 $161.00
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4218 $1,527.50
11/29/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8831 $223.25
3/10/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/10/2013, 65/Lot# 103923 $102.30
5/19/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3482, 6031/Lot# 20224 $217.38
1/6/2016 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(2), 1231/Lot# 3933 $1,410.00


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