Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 996,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.33 (2/26/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 CC 25C MS obverse 1878 CC 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The final year of quarter dollar production at the Carson City Mint saw an issue of just under one million pieces. The word "issue" is used tentatively, as some of these coins may have been withheld from release and destroyed to comply with the legal limit of $50 million for fractional notes and coins in circulation.

Three dies each have been cataloged for obverse and reverse. Briggs' Obverse 1 was used with both his Reverses A and B, for a total of four die marriages. All feature the Large CC that dominated the 1877-CC production, and none is interesting enough to be sought individually.

The 1878-CC quarter is scarcer than the two preceding issues, but it is only slightly scarce in the lower circulated grades. A bit more elusive at the XF-AU level, Mint State examples are available more than one might expect. Gems are in the minority, but several truly excellent coins have been certified.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/12/2016

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1878 CC 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 75.00 105 135 215 300 415 450 560 825 975 1125 1350 1900 2550 5000 8500 26000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 3150 6500 15000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 272
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Date
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Grade
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2/11/2007 NGC MS 67   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1363 $8,640.00
3/6/2011 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3025, 3025/Lot# 1580 $414.00
5/30/2012 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 8390 $299.00
7/26/2012 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11099 $25,300.00
8/11/2013 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 132119 $39.66
3/30/2014 PCGS VG 10   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 797, 806/Lot# 80 $120.00
5/12/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20246 $11,045.00
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3582 $6,462.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 CC 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1021191862755157057938741101123314091515166819772433266537514226602899331521823591
1071412153555787348209491145129114441566177121292510302739094826732911694180090
000000820949114512911444156617712129251030273909482673291169400
0000008471025118913501479161718742281258733894067542786311345600
1878 CC 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11113120529855375284493011671305148816001759208025522794391644066262102711568124231
11715523638361978287210091213136615251653186622372632316840795024759812074185310
0000008721009121313661525165318662237263231684079502475981207400
0000009011088125914271562170619732394271335424242564389341387700
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2665
Owner: Kenneth Forsythe
 
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