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: $3.08 (10/24/2017)
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: 10/12/2016

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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: 22
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 58


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Auction Prices Realized

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12/11/2011 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3187, 3187/Lot# 2154 $4,715.00
2/3/2013 NGC AG 3   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 662 $426.00
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7023 $646.25
9/25/2013 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 3661 $3,055.00
7/6/2014 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 205802 $4,250.00
9/7/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 218778 $3,650.00
10/12/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 218778 $3,650.00
3/27/2015 PCGS VF 25   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5413 $4,406.25
10/28/2015 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98448 $7,637.50
1/4/2017 NGC F 12   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(2), 1251/Lot# 3933 $2,232.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 25C MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9781084185727223483605361376219575754094803431945605254578312484187122842843735481455287557942
1013134121452975433960816164621957575409480343994791543080161456021950335304520549721545640
000000616462195757540948034399479154308016145602195033530452054972100
0000006191621957575409480344795022560610250166362518938632466755129800
1860 25C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9201021176225973332582559075986553751994611414143755049556312093181842770842743470805173456720
953126820402842416358525933598655375199461142194599522077391412321358327194418848631533960
000000593359865537519946114219459952207739141232135832719441884863100
000000595959865537519946114297482453919916161532453337731456345018200
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