Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 58,800
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $3.30 (1/27/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1865 25C MS obverse 1865 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Typical of the mid 1860s, this issue has a small mintage reflecting the fact that most pieces would not actually circulate domestically at that time. Survivors are, however, often seen well worn from circulation overseas when new and after 1876 domestically. The falling price of silver drew many expatriate USA coins back home, where they circulated for decades more.

Mint State examples are rare, as are circulated coins in the most popular mid-grades such as VF and XF.

Two obverse dies, one having a repunched numeral 1, were paired at different times with a single reverse to produce this mintage.

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Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1865 25C MS
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Base $ 115 195 310 445 620 810 835 960 1090 1440 1560 1690 2100 5000 12100 25500 45500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 56
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/21/2020 1865 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-21510134139-21445-----55
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Total-21510134139-21445-----55
 -4%2%9%18%2%5%7%2%5%16%-4%2%7%7%9%----- 
1865 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1865 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2582983755398159831131126414181513164617281838203821623457491169918784121441824120571
2713234296318711032117513151449155716731764190420792593394156047588990414176190170
00000011751315144915571673176419042079259339415604758899041417600
000000121913661481160117001801197121203025442662978186110241620800
1865 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372753485027649251066119313421433156016391744193620563307471667378483117621772320005
249299399589817972110812421372147515861674180819762473377653897319957613749184830
00000011081242137214751586167418081976247337765389731995761374900
000000115012921402151716121709187220162890424660637901106691573600
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Grade: VF 25
Points: 764
Owner: HunterHGH
 
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