Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 190,800
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.6800g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $5.01 (4/19/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 25C MS obverse 1850 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Though the mintage of this issue was fairly substantial, survivors are scarce. The great gold discovery in California drove down the value of this metal in relation to silver, making America's silver coins worth more than face value. This led to exportation to Britain and Europe, and there they were melted as just so much bullion. Due to this lack of circulation at the time, Mint State examples are disproportionately available and are likely to be found in higher grades than for earlier dates.

Briggs Obverse 1 displays the base of a numeral 1 punched into the border just left and below the date. This is a dramatic and desirable variety that is included in The Cherrypickers' Guide to Rare Die Varieties and will be certified by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1850 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 45.00 85.00 160 225 325 500 585 800 1075 1250 1450 2000 3600 4500 12000 17500 50000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 37
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/13/2021 1850 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---131222251521621----36
----------------1-----1
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Total---131222251521631----37
 ---3%8%3%5%5%5%5%14%3%14%5%3%16%8%3%---- 
1850 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
 ---------------100%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1191392052924206158741084134514961697181819312138300538345354621913967221593546439248
1251612343344857019441171139515631737185520002427328143405642880116697265943672541210
00000094411711395156317371855200024273281434056428801166972659400
0000001014125814451630177718932069271635574847593011384194283102900
1850 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1061271862683895758201021127114161609172518342033287036725145598613542215603461638333
1131462133084516568871104131914801647176119002312313741635425850416214259123585540250
00000088711041319148016471761190023123137416354258504162142591200
000000954118713671544168617971966259134044654570511023188873026400
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3672
Owner: Durham Eagle
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1609
Owner: jlmjjhac
 
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