Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 392,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.27 (2/20/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1874 S ARROWS 25C MS obverse 1874 S ARROWS 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Production of quarter dollars at the San Francisco Mint tripled over that of 1873. This mintage was accomplished with three obverse dies that were successively paired with a single reverse. This reverse bore the very small, squat S used also for Briggs' 1873-S, Reverse B.

This issue is moderately scarce across all circulated grades, becoming a bit more challenging at the XF and AU level. Mint State examples likely would have been extremely rare were it not for a hoard of 80-100 coins that surfaced in the middle of the last century. Some of these have been mishandled or badly cleaned over the years, but there is still a disproportionate number of gems as compared to other S-Mint quarters before 1876.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/12/2016

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1874 S ARROWS 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 35.00 50.00 85.00 165 325 475 515 635 800 1025 1100 1375 1675 2000 3450 6000 20000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2600 - 8000 25000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 151
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/8/2003 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 6697 $10,062.50
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1360 $4,080.00
12/13/2009 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2783, 2783/Lot# 1623 $661.25
3/17/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 104634 $1,598.30
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 3859 $4,700.00
6/4/2014 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4462 $4,406.25
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 810, 819/Lot# 268 $20,500.00
2/6/2015 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2029 $8,225.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 S ARROWS 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81981352375028741044119313811494164917441886203322812665332843566286109711674925881
86110169325626930109312551418154516801791193521152409288636704999784712897197930
00000010931255141815451680179119352115240928863670499978471289700
00000011431318145615971712183819842198253731074013564294091482300
1874 S ARROWS 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base891061472585399301107126414601577173818381985213823962794347945406527113351724626566
94119184351669989115913291499163017711887203622242528302238325202812913305203520
00000011591329149916301771188720362224252830223832520281291330500
00000012111394153816841804193620872310266132504186586497321527500
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1200
Owner: mania
 
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