Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 700
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.11 (8/20/2019)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1875 25C PF obverse 1875 25C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The figure of 700 proofs given in most current references conflicts with the 630 mintage provided by Walter Breen in his 1988 encyclopedia. Indeed, this date is most elusive than most of its contemporaries, and Larry Briggs noted that there were fewer auction appearances than for any other quarter dollar proof of the 1870s and '80s. Gems are certainly in the minority, with Cameo proofs being particularly scarce.

Two die marriages are known for 1875, and each involves a unique pairing of obverse and reverse. One of the reverse dies, however, is the familiar one first used in 1872 with its wormy line piercing the left border of the eagle's shield. Both reverses are from the Type 1 hub on which letters TAT of STATES have broad bases and nearly touch.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/28/2019

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1875 25C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 380 390 500 700 1000 1280 2450 3650 6850 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1600 2750 - - -
1875 25C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 765 1150 1450 2700 5900 10750 19000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1300 - - - 17500 -
1875 25C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 1075 1500 2800 5250 8750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1375 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 157
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/20/2019 1875 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------171526421856---120
-----------------1----1
--------------11------2
-----------------1----1
Total-----------171527431876---124
 -----------1 %6 %12 %22 %35 %15 %6 %5 %--- 
1875 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------11451371----32
----------------2111--5
---------------2------2
------------------1---1
Total-----------1145159221--40
 -----------3 %3 %10 %13 %38 %23 %5 %5 %3 %-- 
1875 25C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------131-----5
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Total--------------131-----5
 --------------20 %60 %20 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/25/2004 PCGS PF 62   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2082 $517.50
5/16/2004 PCGS PF 63   Teletrade Auction 1883, 1883/Lot# 1114 $687.50
4/3/2006 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 81: The Leesburg Sale, 86/Lot# 502 $644.00
1/7/2009 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 2406 $2,070.00
5/29/2011 PCGS Genuine Proof   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 230 $368.00
10/17/2012 NGC PF 64   Cameo Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1503 $1,116.25
2/3/2014 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1202/Lot# 3631 $1,004.63
2/9/2014 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 141972 $1,078.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2092202302412512652752883014566447527941018117014782345329444725624843412246
213223234244256268279292353519680766869106912731767266136874856656197050
000000279292353519680766869106912731767266136874856656100
000000284297404581716780943111913752056297840795240749700
1875 25C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372482582722822953083233365027058208651103126415902503349647255919883412771
2412512632752862993133273915707438359441157137318942834390651236891101460
000000313327391570743835944115713731894283439065123689100
0000003183324476377828501024121014812199316543155521786200
1875 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base194201212223234244255265278423602705745958110313982233314942905295804911706
196205216227237248258269326483636718816100612011676253835294625621392680
000000258269326483636718816100612011676253835294625621300
000000262274375542671732887105513001955284439104960713100
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Grade: PF 66 UC
Points: 3496
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 64
Points: 1398
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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