Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 82,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $4.66 (4/19/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1857 S 25C MS obverse 1857 S 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite its very modest mintage, this early San Francisco Mint quarter is not particularly difficult to locate in circulated grades. There is even a little cluster of AU specimens available to collectors, though truly Mint State pieces are rare. On the plus side, this date/mint typically comes well struck.

The coinage must have occurred in a series of small batches, as Briggs identified three die marriages from two obverses and three reverses. All feature the Large S mintmark typical of the early S Mint halves and quarters.

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Last Updated: 10/31/2016

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1857 S 25C MS
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Base $ 300 345 450 675 1125 1700 2150 2800 3500 4100 4600 6100 8900 12500 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 45
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/13/2021 1857 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-12234543111-4121-1----45
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Total-12234543111-4121-1----45
 -2%4%4%7%9%11%9%7%2%24%-9%2%4%2%-2%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 S 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base389442568777983132116711959249827903166338634703589506259386490707912809187432784441953
4064846378451095143717672138259529153239341435094080535461226686898914787217763254744051
000000176721382595291532393414350940805354612266868989147872177600
0000001863231826923040331234423549457156466306688210899167652481000
1857 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base360409529729925124815841860238126633025323833193435486257135158570212411182152713540992
3764495957941032136016762033247527833096326533573910514557135339793814345211883175443042
000000167620332475278330963265335739105145571353397938143452118800
0000001768220725692904316732923396438654295713552010174162802416100
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3319
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3025
Owner: jlmjjhac
 
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