Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 12,380,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $3.20 (1/23/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1854 ARROWS 25C MS obverse 1854 ARROWS 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The rays added to 1853's coinage proved troublesome, leading to premature failure of the dies, so this feature was omitted thereafter. The use of obverse arrowheads alone was thought to be sufficient in distinguishing coins of the new, lower weight standard, and thus the quarters and halves now corresponded exactly to the dimes and half dimes.

The massive replacement of old tenor (pre-1853) silver coins continued into 1854. The huge Philadelphia Mint production would have required about 100 die pairs, yet no particularly interesting varieties have surfaced.

This issue is plentiful in Mint State, though the herd thins considerably at the gem level (MS 65 and higher).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1854 ARROWS 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 30.00 37.00 42.00 70.00 120 265 325 325 490 650 715 880 1090 2350 9750 24200 54000 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 746
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, 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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/21/2020 1854 ARROWS 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base251212955485403466992366149701932---746
------------------1---1
----------4-----------4
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Total2512129554854034661032366149701933---751
 0 %1 %2 %2 %13 %7 %11 %5 %5 %9 %14 %0 %5 %8 %7 %9 %3 %0 %0 %--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 ARROWS 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base89106127143209375581752896983110311771305156620292919500066298494160792574041529
941131321652644436388009251023112712191392172023253612554372501102219299310030
000000638800925102311271219139217202325361255437250110221929900
000000695848954106311521262147918742622430660867872135502251900
1854 ARROWS 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8198115131190348544705842925103911101233148319282786480263858200156082507140574
86103120150242413597750869963106211511316163122143458532969901066918762302380
00000059775086996310621151131616312214345853296990106691876200
000000651796897100110861192139917792500413058577595131382191600
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1062
Owner: Michael Jones
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 544
Owner: 123cents
 
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