Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 16,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $3.28 (1/26/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1869 25C MS obverse 1869 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1869(P) quarter dollar had the lowest mintage of the decade, and it is indeed rare across all grades. Mint State survivors are somewhat prooflike and even have the convex fields associated with proofs. It's possible that the sole die pair used had been prepared for striking proofs but was then redirected toward the manufacture of currency pieces. The date is repunched, though the duplicate numerals are subtle.

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Last Updated: 3/1/2019

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1869 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 585 748 910 1000 1300 1950 2050 2150 2400 2550 2650 2900 4400 7000 17500 45000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 29
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/21/2020 1869 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base131191111-----243-----28
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Total131191111-----244-----29
 3%10%3%3%31%3%3%3%3%-----7%14%14%----- 
1869 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base78587410841264142318181876193121182233239224922648284634263974475989499694117991349515366
81494411441317155418371894199321562286242525442714303936084235615591971039512364141180
000000189419932156228624252544271430393608423561559197103951236400
000000191220552194233924582596278032323791449775529445110971292900
1869 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base73582010211193134517251781183420142124227923752525271632773807456886448287114241308114910
7638871078124314711743179818942050217523112425258829033453406059268644933211976136900
00000017981894205021752311242525882903345340605926864493321197600
000000181619542087222723432475265230903630431472858644103781252800
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