Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,400
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $3.21 (1/24/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1868 25C MS obverse 1868 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1868 quarter dollar followed the pattern of other Philadelphia Mint issues since 1863. Its mintage was low, and most of these piece did not see domestic circulation when new. It's possible that some returned from circulation overseas (beginning in 1870 Canada commenced a program to expel the millions of USA silver coins in use there). Others were probably shipped to Britain, only to be rendered into bullion. With silver coins still worth more than their equivalent face value in paper money, they could not circulate at par until the price of silver began to fall in the mid 1870s.

Well worn examples do exist, but Mint State pieces survive in disproportionate availability to them. In actual numbers, however, both are rare.

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Last Updated: 6/21/2019

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1868 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 306 403 488 570 675 785 850 965 1000 1360 1375 1980 2675 4300 11000 40000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 34
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/21/2020 1868 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2---7-12122--38321----34
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Total2---7-12122--38321----34
 6%---21%-3%6%3%6%6%--9%24%9%6%3%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base342389477756101811771242130514771582172818181931235226863426487884949211102631486616873
35741857084310711198126313621512163017581855207124632932391060838733956111797155350
00000012631362151216301758185520712463293239106083873395611179700
00000012841419154716791788189322112574317943947288897299121333100
1868 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3143604427099581110117312331398149916391725183422402561327746848200889999251442116384
32938753179210081131119312881431154516671761196923472799374658568433924111423150750
00000011931288143115451667176119692347279937465856843392411142300
00000012131343146515921696179721042454303842157028866695831292200
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 1233
Owner: mjverhulst
 
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