Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 83,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $3.08 (5/23/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1872 S 25C MS obverse 1872 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite a higher mintage than several preceding San Francisco Mint quarter dollars, the 1872-S entry is the rarest from this mint in the entire Seated Liberty series. It's almost a certainty that a large percentage of these coins had not been distributed when a change in the weight standard prompted their destruction as obsolete coinage. This new law was passed in February of 1873, but it did not become effective until April 1. Sometime after that date the remaining coins of the old standard would have been melted.

Examples are very scarce to rare across all grades, with even heavily worn pieces commanding substantial prices. Just a few Mint State coins are known, though at least one is a gem.

The mintmark style which debuted when the motto was added in 1866 continued into this year, and it may be that enough reverse dies were shipped to San Francisco that first year that the same batch was still being drawn upon for 1872's production.

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Last Updated: 10/12/2016

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1872 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 21
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


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8/15/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7318 $20,700.00
4/24/2013 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 1968 $3,671.88
7/11/2013 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1187/Lot# 4882 $3,055.00
2/3/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1202/Lot# 5109 $8,518.75
9/7/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 218781 $2,650.00
10/12/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 218781 $2,650.00
10/29/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1225/Lot# 3191 $10,575.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base122113451753273233454370452246664942511353535503571361906651776990221164315026170491926621690
12621481207929363686442045704758499951935403557358726343702381869895127701570017788200740
0000004570475849995193540355735872634370238186989512770157001778800
00000046184850505652735453564360316497739686041076913898163741852700
1872 S 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base129314231847286334964554471148605144532055675722593864286902805193361202315484175521981722291
133615642185307438484606476049545202540256185794610165867285847910231131761617318307206410
00000047604954520254025618579461016586728584791023113176161731830700
00000048105049526154845670586662646744766889071112714330168621906200
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Grade: XF 40
Points: 4370
Owner: jaebardoc
 
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