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: $3.17 (1/29/2020)
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: 11/15/2019

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1874 S ARROWS 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 42.00 45.00 80.00 185 360 490 535 610 845 990 1060 1330 1460 1780 2875 4700 20000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2600 - 8000 25000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 160
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/28/2020 1874 S ARROWS 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base21--710422612-57112835207---159
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Total21--710422612-57113035207---161
 1%1%--4%6%2%1%1%4%7%-3%4%7%19%22%12%4%--- 
1874 S ARROWS 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1--------1
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Total-------------1--------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 S ARROWS 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base891061472585399301107126414601577173818381985213823962794347945406527113351724626566
94119184351669989115913291499163017711887203622242528302238325202812913305203520
00000011591329149916301771188720362224252830223832520281291330500
00000012111394153816841804193620872310266132504186586497321527500
1874 S ARROWS 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81981352375028741044119313811494164917441886203322812665332843566286109711674925881
86110169325626930109312551418154516801791193521152409288636704999784712897197930
00000010931255141815451680179119352115240928863670499978471289700
00000011431318145615971712183819842198253731074013564294091482300
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Grade: POOR 1
Points: 81
Owner: The_Gr8
 
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