Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 9,644,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $4.65 (4/18/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1857 25C MS obverse 1857 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Mint Director Snowden's illegal policy of exchanging fractional silver coins for deposits of silver bullion continued into 1857, and the result was considerable profits for the depositors and an abundance of 1857 Philadelphia Mint quarter dollars. This date is very common across all grades up to and including Mint State. A fair number of gems have been certified, and these often find their ways into high grade type collections. Buyers should be alert to purchase only well struck examples, as ones having incomplete strikes are quite common.

There numerous die pairs for this large mintage, but the only variety of general interest is a single reverse die that somehow clashed with the reverse of a Flying Eagle Cent! There are several such mis-matched die clashings known for the 1857 cents, but this variety (Briggs-6F) is the only instance of it being found on the companion die.

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Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1857 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 30.00 37.00 45.00 65.00 105 190 220 245 300 390 445 540 760 1275 3000 4900 13000 38500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1400 - 6500 17000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 614
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/13/2021 1857 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1138724058192436462173355865738161--613
------1----------311--6
---------------1-11---3
-----------------4----4
Total1138724059192436462173355875746182--626
 0%0%0%1%12%6%9%3%4%6%7%0%3%5%9%14%9%7%3%0%-- 
1857 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------1-----1
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Total----------------1-----1
 ----------------100%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base89102119135175336461570690764867930103411311345202930684472556999031555624672
931071241482283774976107147988889641066120215732375353648377013117871859425906
00000049761071479888896410661202157323753536483770131178700
00000053365073983290999910981273180127214004520384581367100
1857 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base819410612315931142953264671781387497410661271192829314290535595751509624024
85981111352093504635706697498339071004113414902262338446456761114151807225225
00000046357066974983390710041134149022623384464567611141500
00000049760869378185394010351202170925963837500081681325500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2931
Owner: FredFred
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2931
Owner: kathy&barry
 
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