Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 56,000
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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1860 S 25C MS obverse 1860 S 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Not surprisingly, it took just a single pair of dies to produce this issue's low mintage. A Type 2 obverse was combined with a Type 1 reverse, probably an old die from the earlier shipments of 1854-57. Production of quarter dollars at the San Francisco Mint was so low that reverse dies lasted for years.

At one time thought to be non-existent in Mint State, just a couple of such coins are now known for 1860-S. Nearly the entire surviving population, low overall, is restricted to heavily worn coins. Most of these show damage and/or bad cleaning, and attractive specimens in circulated grades bring big premiums over such problem coins. The 1860-S quarter dollar is easily among the very greatest challenges to completing this series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/31/2016

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1860 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 925 1850 3150 5750 11250 20000 27500 39500 45000 - 75000 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 24
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 58

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/13/2021 1860 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base41343213111-----------24
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Total41343213111-----------24
 17%4%13%17%13%8%4%13%4%4%4%----------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 S 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9781084185727223483605361376219575754094803431945605254578312484187122842843735481455287557942
10131341214529754339608161646219575754094803439947915430801614560219503353045205497215456460839
000000616462195757540948034399479154308016145602195033530452054972100
0000006191621957575409480344795022560610250166362518938632466755129800
1860 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9201021176225973332582559075986553751994611414143755049556312093181842770842743470805173456720
9531268204028424163585259335986553751994611421945995220773914123213583271944188486315339659556
000000593359865537519946114219459952207739141232135832719441884863100
000000595959865537519946114297482453919916161532453337731456345018200
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