Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 41,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $3.33 (2/27/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1865 S 25C MS obverse 1865 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Production nearly tripled over San Francisco's output in 1864, yet this is still a scarce coin across all grades. Most are heavily worn, though there appear to be more than the usual percentage of mid-grade examples as compared to other S-Mint quarters of the 1860s. Mint State coins are quite rare, and the spike in MS-64 certified pieces within NGC's Census likely represents a single coin being submitted two or more times.

Just a single pair of dies has been identified for this low-mintage issue, and it features the final appearance of the Large S mintmark used for all No Motto quarters.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/12/2016

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1865 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 275 325 400 775 1150 1300 1775 2800 3650 4000 4350 6200 7150 9250 17500 57500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 84000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 42
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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7/27/1993 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1993 ANA Bullet #106, 106/Lot# 187 $2,970.00
7/10/2006 NGC VF 20   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 95, 100/Lot# 599 $460.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1363 $57,500.00
11/29/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8733 $352.50
9/25/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 7878 $326.65
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 3854 $64,625.00
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30385 $58,750.00
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14875 $182.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1865 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base314360529754974169717851869230425462864305233453521376146865598644512671187902826431470
329416604827121517261813201423842652292631493403360140694990588085201471021948293320
000000181320142384265229263149340336014069499058808520147102194800
0000001841215924652758298932473462368143775294616210595167502510600
1865 S 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3423895688061034178918801968241926702998319434963679392748805820669113075193312899532261
357448647882128518191909211825022779306332943557376142445193611088191516022552300830
000000190921182502277930633294355737614244519361108819151602255200
0000001938226825862888312833953618384445625506640010947172452577300
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 1785
Owner: 100caps
 
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