Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,100
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.35 (2/23/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 25C PF obverse 1879 25C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

A redundancy of fractional silver coins developed during 1877, and mintages for circulation plunged during the years 1879-90. This had little effect on the sales of proof coins, since most collectors of the period had long sought only proofs to represent each denomination and date.

Both Breen and Briggs noted that U. S. Mint records show only 250 proof quarters for 1879, the latter author stating that this was indeed the total. As this date is not rare at all in the proof edition, the more commonly published figure of 1,100 proofs is undoubtedly the correct one. This figure is much higher than for the several preceding years, but it is easily explained by the speculative interest shown in the proof-only trade dollars of 1879-83. These coins attracted high sales of proofs, and the totals for all proof silver coins dropped back to normal levels after trade dollars were terminated in 1883.

One obverse die was paired alternately with two reverses, one of them being the familiar die of 1872 with its wormy line piercing the left border of the eagle's shield.

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Last Updated: 10/4/2019

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1879 25C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - 335 - - 365 385 390 500 730 900 1180 2150 3100 6900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 2250 - - -
1879 25C PF CA
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 750 1225 1600 2650 3300 9000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 3500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 300
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1879 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------431623529345219---266
-----------------21---3
--------------1-------1
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Total----------4316235393452310---270
 ----------1%1%6%9%20%34%17%9%4%--- 
1879 25C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------78865---34
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Total--------------78865---34
 --------------21%24%24%18%15%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 25C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7437707968268538829139439759831010107611851410175321062807334547565367740710487
752779806835863892923954978992103211121260152418712340298638154960604784340
000000923954978992103211121260152418712340298638154960604700
0000009339649801001105411491335163919882573316642865163672700
1879 25C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8118388678989289599911024105710661094116410101103126415902472323842175656777310958
8208488779089389701002103510601075111711641041115713731884272735644697636288350
0000001002103510601075111711641041115713731884272735644697636200
0000001013104610631085114111641072121014812178298338915176706700
1879 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base697721747774800828856886916925949101311171315166819892657321646305158714210144
70573075678380983786689691993397010481183143317752212284336874806581981430
00000086689691993397010481183143317752212284336874806581900
00000087690692294199210821249155018822434303041594982648100
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 4756
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 63
Points: 1775
Owner: E of vegas
 
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