Coin Specifications

Category: Early Quarters (1796-1838)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 127,444
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 6.7400g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $3.49 (7/9/2020)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1820 25C MS obverse 1820 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1820 quarter dollars are more often seen in Mint State than those of the previous year, and a few gems have been certified by NGC. These are nevertheless rare as a portion of the surviving population, and most 1820 quarters are well worn.

The mintage for this year was delivered under three warrants dating from May 19 to December 30. This date is a popular one with variety collectors, as no fewer than three different sizes were employed for the zero of the date: Large (B-1, -2), Medium (B-3) and Small (B-4, -5). B-1 and B-5 are the scarcest of the five, but neither is so rare as to exceed the number of variety collectors for this series. These variations resulted from the gradual failure of existing numeral, letter and star punches, and the Mint purchase a new set of punches early in this year from Henry Starr (the name being just a coincidence).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/22/2020

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1820 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 175 240 425 775 1300 2400 2450 2475 3725 4375 5175 5625 9000 17000 38500 60500 172500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 70000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 204
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1820 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base527331739111659127-424922----204
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-----------------2----2
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Total527331739111659127-424924----206
 2%13%16%8%19%5%8%2%4%6%3%-2%1%2%4%1%2%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1820 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1171209320597140414961583180519382121223324012807321641117198796014856223243399552410
57183246412866143415251657184919992158228925362943351451407452102581734526214401330
0000001525165718491999215822892536294335145140745210258173452621400
0000001554173118932060219523452671307938126169770612557198343010400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2807
Owner: Dawes
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2401
Owner: Dawes
 
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