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: $3.07 (9/21/2017)
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: 10/12/2016

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1857 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 46
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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5/4/2005 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 6862 $4,600.00
11/7/2012 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 3378, 3378/Lot# 1407 $230.00
6/8/2014 PCGS G 4   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 807, 816/Lot# 7314 $200.00
6/23/2014 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20182 $867.15
7/6/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 199/Lot# 202435 $82.50
7/11/2014 NGC Details G Details  Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5776 $129.25
8/12/2015 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 7526 $940.00
8/2/2017 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(1), 1258/Lot# 3625 $9,987.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base360409529729925124815841860238126633025323833193435486257135158570212411182152713540992
376449595794103213601676203324752783309632653357391051455713533979381434521188317540
000000167620332475278330963265335739105145571353397938143452118800
0000001768220725692904316732923396438654295713552010174162802416100
1857 S 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base389442568777983132116711959249827903166338634703589506259386490707912809187432784441953
406484637845109514371767213825952915323934143509408053546122668689891478721776325470
000000176721382595291532393414350940805354612266868989147872177600
0000001863231826923040331234423549457156466306688210899167652481000
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