Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $4.73 (4/22/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1870 25C PF obverse 1870 25C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The sudden increase in reported mintage from 1869 to 1870 may have been just a bookkeeping oddity. The lower figures perhaps represented the number of coins sold in complete proof sets, while the higher figures starting this year likely included additional pieces not sold as part of the sets. In any case, there's no significant difference is overall rarity from one date to the next.

The proof dies reveal light pitting, and this is symptomatic of the lower quality control typical of proofs from the 1870s as compared to those of the preceding decade. Gems are rare for this date, and this is especially true of Cameo and Ultra Cameo pieces.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 5/1/2019

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1870 25C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 425 520 710 1100 1600 3000 4350 8250 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 900 - - 3700 - - -
1870 25C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 925 1325 1700 3900 6250 9000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 23500 -
1870 25C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2800 4900 16800 22000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 3850 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 166
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 4/20/2021 1870 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1-----1751523471883---128
----------------1-----1
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Total----1-----1751523472083---130
 ----1%-----1%5%4%12%18%36%15%6%2%--- 
1870 25C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------259784----35
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-----------------1----1
------------------1---1
Total------------2597851---37
 ------------5%14%24%19%22%14%3%--- 
1870 25C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------11-1--3
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Total----------------11-1--3
 ----------------33%33%-33%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 25C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2092202302412512652752883014566447527941018119215022648360148885853924113533
21322323424425626827929235351968076686910761295188429664030521069821067214210
000000279292353519680766869107612951884296640305210698200
000000284297404581716780943113413992266328344595531811200
1870 25C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372482582722822953083233365027058209081066128816152821344750496286944713744
24125126327528629931332739157074384996111401397201730303981546173401087914431
000000313327391570743849961114013972017303039815461734000
0000003183324476377828791013121415062419323845155874839300
1870 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base194201212223234244255265278423602705745958112414212525344746945521883312959
19620521622723724825826932648363671881610131223178928323863497066251020813607
000000258269326483636718816101312231789283238634970662500
000000262274375542671732887106913222157314042785245772900
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Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 3601
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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