Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,355
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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1880 25C PF obverse 1880 25C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1,355 proofs coined of the quarter dollar in 1880 represents the highest proof mintage of this series. This had nothing to do with the low mintage of currency strikes. Instead, it reflected speculative interest in the proof-only trade dollar of that year. Most collectors of the period purchased only the minor proof set, consisting of cent, three-cent piece and five-cent piece, but those seeking silver coins almost always bought a complete silver proof set, which also included the minor coins.

This issue is among the more common proofs of the series, and Cameo examples are well represented, with Ultra Cameo specimens being rare.

1880 was the final year in which the durable 1872 reverse die was used, and it also represents the final appearance of the 1866 hub with its broad bases to letters TAT in STATES. The first obverse die was also paired with a Type 2 die used for 1878-79 quarters, and this second reverse was likewise paired with the second obverse, making three die marriages in all.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/12/2016

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1880 25C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 365 385 415 500 650 900 1225 2100 2900 5750 18500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 21750
1880 25C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 750 1100 1475 2800 3450 7500 24500 31000 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1880 25C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3950 5250 12000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 6000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 362
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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1/25/2004 NGC PF 68   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2089 $10,350.00
11/7/2011 NGC PF 60   Teletrade Auction 3168, 3168/Lot# 1503 $380.00
3/24/2013 PCGS PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 744, 753/Lot# 1062 $1,053.00
5/12/2013 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131321/Lot# 24857 $1,233.75
6/29/2014 NGC Details Proof Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 163106 $700.00
7/6/2014 PCGS PF 64   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 204644 $101.00
8/11/2015 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 369 $4,406.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base251265275288301314330342357532745865891958110313982205291038175158709510053
256268279292305319334347415603785874913100612011667244032124264580480810
000000334347415603785874913100612011667244032124264580400
000000338352474674825882936105513001936267535154711644900
1880 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2752883013143273423573723865727949219481018117014782316304739845367735810392
279292305318332347362377448646836930971106912731757256033594445603183690
000000362377448646836930971106912731757256033594445603100
000000367381510720879939995111913752037280336724906669400
1880 25C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base30431733334836337839240942662786399910281103126415902472323842175656772410866
30832233835336838339841549370690810091053115713731884272735644697634587710
00000039841549370690810091053115713731884272735644697634500
00000040342056078495410181078121014812178298338915176703500
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Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 6031
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 5159
Owner: David Mullins
 
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