Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 182,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $4.95 (5/15/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1872 25C MS obverse 1872 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The production of quarter dollars by the Philadelphia Mint rose again in 1872, though this remains a somewhat scarce issue. It's likely that some remained on hand at the mint when new legislation raised the weight of the quarter dollar in 1873. Though the change was so slight that these 1872 quarters fell within the legal tolerance of the new issue, the earlier pieces would have been destroyed as a matter of routine.

Mint State survivors are very scarce but not truly rare. Several gems are noted, and these typically are well struck with frosty luster.

Larry Briggs recorded four dies each for obverse and reverse, for a total of five die marriages. Discovered later is an obverse die featuring a distinctively repunched date. NGC will attribute this under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Last Updated: 10/31/2016

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1872 25C MS
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Base $ 40.00 60.00 80.00 155 320 390 425 535 575 950 1000 1200 2350 4550 8000 16000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 63
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1872 25C MS
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Base--3311433156-3483411---63
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Total--3311433156-3483411---63
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13916324129540680286793011391264142915311697202927043614511566267744149032337237016
147189259332538823888999118013191463158618072254300741145618699810130177262792038867
0000008889991180131914631586180722543007411456186998101301772600
00000090910691222137414971641191824793310461461227371125162054900
1872 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12714722027237875281587410751193135214501609192825793459491463827471144572274936140
13317123730750277383494111141246138415031715214528723944540367459799172212721237947
000000834941111412461384150317152145287239445403674597991722100
00000085410081153129914171556182123623165442958927108121281998500
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1352
Owner: jlmjjhac
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1193
Owner: 100caps
 
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