Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 20,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $3.06 (5/27/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1864 S 25C MS obverse 1864 S 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Though silver coins continued to circulate in the western states and territories during the Civil War, output from the San Francisco Mint nonetheless declined. The year 1864 witnessed the lowest production of S-Mint quarters for the entire decade, and examples very scarce to rare in all grades. Mint State pieces are extremely rare, and most extant coins of this issue are heavily worn.

A single obverse was paired with two reverse dies, and all 1864-S quarters have the Large S mintmark that distinguish these reverse dies as being leftover from years earlier.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1864 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1120 1280 1620 3525 5625 6875 7500 8450 11400 14500 16900 23000 28500 33500 - - - 225000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 37000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 44
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
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: 5/26/2020 1864 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base3754923-114---121--1--44
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Total3754923-114---121--1--44
 7%16%11%9%20%5%7%-2%2%9%---2%5%2%--2%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1864 S 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base978108414602162279435223847413650145483608164286785748184519411108501244614209141281606218186
101312091694237230363630394344285170568261966547701778048771989011382130331420914772167700
00000039434428517056826196654770177804877198901138213033142091477200
000000403947215326588163126666724981279091103701191413621142091541700
1864 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base920102113812056266533693685396548165272585261906537721481599094104981205613779137001559117669
95311411606225928993474377842484968546559646305676275298470956211017126301377914330162830
00000037784248496854655964630567627529847095621101712630137791433000
000000387145325120565860776421698878448782100301153613204137791496000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5852
Owner: jlmjjhac
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 4816
Owner: Doug Veal
 
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