Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 710
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.26 (2/19/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1887 25C PF obverse 1887 25C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Sales of proof quarter dollars in 1887 were noticeably lower than for most dates in that decade, and it may be that collectors were beginning to notice the steady erosion in quality of these coins over the past several years. The single pair of dies used for proofs reveal numerous flaws such as scratches and rust pits. Incomplete strikes are also evident on this date, especially in the stars to the right of Liberty.

Such technical deficiencies, however, have little bearing on certified grading, and gems of this issue are as available as for other dates of the period. Cameo proofs are noticeably more scarce, with Ultra Cameo examples being exceedingly rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/12/2016

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1887 25C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 385 415 500 650 975 1275 2300 3150 6000 13000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1700 - - - -
1887 25C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 750 1100 1550 2700 4300 8500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 6500 - 53500

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 226
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/4/1993 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions Long Beach Bullet #105, 105/Lot# 677 $1,760.00
10/3/2001 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2001 October Long Beach Signature Sale #271, 271/Lot# 6333 $437.00
2/6/2006 NGC PF 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 73, 78/Lot# 433 $515.20
2/10/2008 NGC PF 65   Cameo Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2081 $1,840.00
2/11/2009 PCGS PF 62   Teletrade Auction 2652, 2652/Lot# 1536 $575.00
3/29/2009 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2672, 2672/Lot# 1534 $1,322.50
2/7/2013 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3436 $2,232.50
8/30/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3104 $940.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base258272285295308323336351366544760882891958110313982205291038175158707410014
263276288299313327341356425616801885913100612011667244032124264579780540
000000341356425616801885913100612011667244032124264579700
000000346361485688841888936105513001936267535154711643500
1887 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2822953083203363483633813955848119409481018117014782316304739845367733710352
286299312325340353369386458660854943971106912731757256033594445602483420
000000369386458660854943971106912731757256033594445602400
000000375390521735897945995111913752037280336724906668000
1887 25C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base314327342357372386404420437640882101910281103126415902472323842175656770110823
31833234736237739240942650572192810221053115713731884272735644697633887420
00000040942650572192810221053115713731884272735644697633800
00000041543157280197310251078121014812178298338915176701900
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 3984
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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