Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,911,200
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.23 (1/24/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1877 25C MS obverse 1877 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The rush to retire the outstanding fractional currency notes abated a bit during 1877, but not enough to keep the Philadelphia Mint from producing another bumper crop of quarter dollars. This is very common issue across all grades, though perhaps not quite as common as 1876(P). Mint State coins, even gems (MS 65 and higher), are fairly plentiful. Large mintages usually result in some compromising in quality control, and buyers are advised to avoid coins that are weakly struck in places or show obvious die erosion.

All 1877(P) quarters coined for circulation have the Type 2 reverse, which is standard for this and all subsequent dates through the end of the series. Only minor varieties are known for this issue, though Briggs' Obverse 2 displays a prominent internal cud break within the chief of Liberty's shield. This is actually a die state, rather than a variety, and it's not known whether this same obverse is identifiable prior to its failure.

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Last Updated: 1/3/2020

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1877 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 33.00 42.00 55.00 70.00 155 175 225 275 290 360 390 520 750 1930 3125 4800 16000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1100 2175 3500 6150 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 434
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/21/2020 1877 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1-2519132081023251213041814251278--428
-----------------35---8
---------------1135---10
------------------1---1
Total1-2519132081023251213041824357388--447
 0%-0%1%4%3%4%2%2%5%6%0%5%7%9%18%10%13%9%2%-- 
1877 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------2--22------6
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Total-----------2--22------6
 -----------33%--33%33%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base89102115139163301429539615665733777851983126416332458297340995843927614322
931061231472093434655646316877478018951076138719082629334846806987109580
000000465564631687747801895107613871908262933484680698700
000000502589648710762826939117015102183280137235261813100
1877 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8194102127147278398502575622686729798925119315472342283939295621896313889
85961101331903184325265906437007528401014131118122507320244936735106050
000000432526590643700752840101413111812250732024493673500
000000467550606664714775882110314292077267335655057784900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4493
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2342
Owner: jhd
 
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