Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 975
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.11 (10/17/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1881 25C PF obverse 1881 25C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is relatively plentiful, and a generous number of coins have been certified as Cameo. On the other hand, Ultra Cameo examples are quite rare.

A single pair of dies produced the 1881 proof quarter dollars, and its obverse reveals repunching of numeral 88. By itself, this feature is not important, but it does play a role in distinguishing between proofs and currency strikes, which often look quite similar. The low mintages for circulating issues from 1879 through 1890 meant that their dies didn't develop the frosty luster typical of mass produced coins. At the same time, the Mint was sometimes a bit careless in making proofs during the 1880s, and there may be little difference in appearance between the two editions.

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Last Updated: 10/12/2016

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1881 25C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 345 350 365 385 415 500 650 925 1250 2300 3200 5750 16000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1881 25C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 750 1225 1600 2650 3450 7900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1800 - 4300 - 41100
1881 25C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13500 36500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 285
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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11/10/1997 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 0996, 996/Lot# 1377 $972.00
3/1/2006 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Auction #412, 412/Lot# 602 $2,415.00
2/10/2008 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2077 $2,070.00
4/28/2010 NGC PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 2612 $632.50
8/11/2011 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 3785 $4,025.00
8/15/2011 NGC PF 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 10121 $724.50
2/9/2014 NGC PF 67   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 141992 $3,922.60
9/21/2014 PCGS PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 822, 831/Lot# 110 $875.00
6/4/2015 PCGS PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7493 $470.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2652752883013143273423573725517688939301018117014782316304739845367740710487
268279292305318332347362432623810905959106912731757256033594445604784340
000000347362432623810905959106912731757256033594445604700
000000352367491696851918989111913752037280336724906672700
1881 25C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base29530832033634836338139541260783897110101103126415902472323842175656777310958
2993123253403533693864014776848829841041115713731884272735644697636288350
0000003864014776848829841041115713731884272735644697636200
0000003904065427619279971072121014812178298338915176706700
1881 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base244255265278292304317330345515721838874958110313982205291038175158714210144
248258269283296308321335402584760850902100612011667244032124264581981430
000000321335402584760850902100612011667244032124264581900
000000326340458652799862930105513001936267535154711648100
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Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 6047
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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