Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 13,600
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.68 (4/19/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 25C MS obverse 1885 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia struck 13,600 business strike quarters in 1885. In addition to the business strike examples, the mint also produced 930 proof examples. A fair number of the business strikes were set aside at the time, making them much more obtainable in mint state than one would expect. However, even though the proof coins had a much lower mintage, more of them show up in the NGC census, by a margin of over 3 to 1.

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Last Updated: 10/31/2016

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1885 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 310 400 530 630 640 700 735 775 790 840 860 880 1075 1550 2650 3000 8250 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1800 2800 3250 9750 -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 89
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/13/2021 1885 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1--2533-235--10151411681--89
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Total1--2533-235--10161411681--90
 1%--2%6%3%3%-2%3%6%--11%18%16%12%7%9%1%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base534600752896962103410841131118512211271130513841423181824382885335942715953816611404
556650800918986105010991149119712371282133113971554202425873043366348316690924511974
0000001099114911971237128213311397155420242587304336634831669000
0000001115116712091254129313571410168622312736320139675392742800
1885 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base49756070584290597410211066111811521201123313091345172523222754321240955728788111039
51860875086392898910361083112911681211125813211471192424662906350646396445893311591
0000001036108311291168121112581321147119242466290635064639644500
0000001051110011401184122212831333159821232610305938005183716300
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2754
Owner: jhd
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1201
Owner: jlmjjhac
 
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