Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 875
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.28 (1/20/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1884 25C PF obverse 1884 25C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Sales of silver proof sets dropped in 1884, as the lack of a trade dollar henceforth reduced participation from speculators. Proof 1884 quarter dollars are fairly plentiful, though Ultra Cameo pieces are quite rare.

The quality of U. S. Mint proof coins began to slide once again about this time, and poor finishing of the dies was one symptom. Portions of this date's reverse were either over polished (eagle's tail feathers) or under polished (lower right of shield). At the same time, many currency strikes were semi-prooflike, and distinguishing between the two may require a reading of Larry Briggs' diagnostics for the two die pairs.

Until the 1980s, proofs were routinely valued more highly than currency strikes, and the latter were sometimes offered as proofs. In recent years, the problem has been more one of poorly made proofs being offered as MS coins, but certified grading has mostly put this issue to rest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/4/2019

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1884 25C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 390 500 730 925 1180 2250 3150 4750 18500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1300 - - 9750 -
1884 25C PF CA
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 750 1100 1600 2750 4100 7150 20000 50000 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 5200 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 283
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/14/2020 1884 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------126812396450391911-242
-----------------1----1
--------------12------3
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Total---------126812406650401911-246
 ---------0 %1 %2 %3 %5 %16 %27 %20 %16 %8 %0 %0 %- 
1884 25C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1541211521-41
------------------1-1-2
------------------1---1
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Total-------------1541211722-44
 -------------2 %11 %9 %27 %25 %16 %5 %5 %- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1884 25C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2822953083203363483633813955848119409481018117014782316304739845367733710352
286299312325340353369386458660854943971106912731757256033594445602483420
000000369386458660854943971106912731757256033594445602400
000000375390521735897945995111913752037280336724906668000
1884 25C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base314327342357372386404420437640882101910281103126415902472323842175656770110823
31833234736237739240942650572192810221053115713731884272735644697633887420
00000040942650572192810221053115713731884272735644697633800
00000041543157280197310251078121014812178298338915176701900
1884 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base258272285295308323336351366544760882891958110313982205291038175158707410014
263276288299313327341356425616801885913100612011667244032124264579780540
000000341356425616801885913100612011667244032124264579700
000000346361485688841888936105513001936267535154711643500
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Grade: PF 69 CAMEO
Points: 7337
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 5367
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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