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: $3.23 (1/22/2020)
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: 4/15/2019

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1878 CC 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 75.00 105 135 210 325 390 455 560 780 910 1120 1340 1900 2550 5000 8500 26000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 3150 6500 15000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 295
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
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: 1/21/2020 1878 CC 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base57610199116613351192939542141---295
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-------------1---2----3
-----------------1----1
Total57610199116613351193039542171---299
 2 %2 %2 %3 %6 %3 %4 %2 %2 %4 %12 %0 %6 %10 %13 %18 %7 %2 %0 %--- 

NGC Registry

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