Coin Specifications

Category: Early Quarters (1796-1838)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 168,000
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 6.7400g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $3.33 (10/19/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1825 25C MS obverse 1825 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Quarter dollar coinage was suspended for all of 1824 and most of 1825. Four warrants totaling 168,000 coins were all posted in December, 1825, and this generous figure has provided collectors a large pool of 1825-dated quarters. All are overdates, these resulting from 1822 obverse dies that were first overpunched with first a numeral 4. When demand for additional quarters failed to materialize that year, the dies were repunched a second time with a 5 atop the 4 and 2. The degree to which these underlying numerals are visible has led to some confusion over the years. Current specialists have settled upon the term 1825/2 for the scarce Obverse 1 (B-1) and 1825/4 for the more common B-2 and B-3 marriages, which employed Obverse 2.

There is a relatively large population of Mint State survivors within the NGC Census, though these are overwhelmingly of the B-2 marriage. There are rare examples of the B-2 and B-3 marriages which have had the letters "E" or "L" punched over Liberty's head. No documentation has been found for why this was done, but researchers lean toward the theory that these coins were presented as prizes for achievement in the study of English and Latin, respectively. The fact that all such specimens are in or near Mint State tends to reinforce the idea that they were prized keepsakes.

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1825 25C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 335
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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11/4/2017 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1261/Lot# 16462


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2/14/2000 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1271, 1271/Lot# 1315 $1,026.00
9/6/2004 PCGS VF 30   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 703 $414.00
1/6/2010 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 863 $4,312.50
3/3/2011 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 563, 570/Lot# 5220 $598.00
10/18/2012 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4113 $763.75
12/22/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 158907 $1,025.00
6/3/2014 PCGS VF 20   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3870 $564.00


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