Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 156,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.75 (4/22/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1873 S ARROWS 25C MS obverse 1873 S ARROWS 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1873-S quarter dollar was coined in greater numbers than the preceding issue, and the entire mintage bore arrowheads at the date indicating the new weight standard. Author Larry Briggs reported that the coins are weakly struck on the stars at right and on the reverse lettering, something that becomes more apparent on well worn examples. The rarity of this issue increases as the grade rises, but it is fairly available in the lower circulated grades. Mint State pieces are likewise available, though gems are rare.

Two die pairs were used to coin 1873-S quarters, and each reverse featured a different mintmark. Reverse A utilized the same style seen on earlier dates of the Motto subtype, while Reverse B debuted a new punch that was noticeably smaller and more condensed. This style carried on into 1874 and is the more common variety for 1873-S.

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Last Updated: 10/31/2016

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1873 S ARROWS 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 68
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
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: 4/20/2021 1873 S ARROWS 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base111213543358136192-----68
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Total111213543358136192-----68
 1%1%1%3%19%7%6%4%4%7%12%1%4%9%1%13%3%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 S ARROWS 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12314320536971398311071221164618762171234526303119483966737593906514122222323533239105
1291632594838031024114513621722197422292440279336925450697980831075016825265983658941060
0000001145136217221974222924402793369254506979808310750168252659800
0000001183150417992072228725352956426560617286857412436195283096500
1873 S ARROWS 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11113118634266792510441152156017812065223325072980464664287324875713694216323448538193
117149238450753964108012881633187521212324266435355240672678011040216340259163572140103
0000001080128816331875212123242664353552406726780110402163402591600
0000001116142417071970217724152822409058347025827912048189863020000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2065
Owner: jlmjjhac
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1781
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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