Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,216,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.06 (12/10/2016)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 S 25C MS obverse 1888 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In the years 1879-90 this issue was the only quarter dollar coined in large number for general circulation and the only not struck at the Philadelphia Mint. It's quite popular with collectors for this very distinctiveness.

Larry Briggs identified numerous die pairs, all the reverses of which feature the Medium S mintmark used previous during the latter 1870s. Well struck examples are available, but many seen have shallow reverse rims and the letters BER of LIBERTY obliterated from overpolishing of the dies. In overall numbers the 1888-S quarter is fairly common, including a generous quantity of certified Mint State coins.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/12/2016

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1888 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 30.00 - 40.00 60.00 125 200 240 285 315 415 475 625 875 1600 3800 9000 28500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1100 1950 4900 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 148
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/11/2000 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2000 February Long Beach Sale #222, 222/Lot# 6332 $488.75
9/15/2003 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 338 $2,760.00
7/16/2007 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 159, 164/Lot# 852 $138.00
8/2/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 8119 $305.50
12/17/2012 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 3400, 3400/Lot# 1959 $264.50
5/6/2013 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3429, 3429/Lot# 1414 $475.00
12/1/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 154445 $597.05
7/11/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5812 $129.25
2/22/2015 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131509/Lot# 21764 $146.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81941021271672724295607097989189931021124015152056392950066883109411751528261
85961101402023244726097388389431002109413311695268042885631823513132210970
000000472609738838943100210941331169526804288563182351313200
000000516659768878968101111671423187533044647625795881532300
1888 S 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8910211513918329546160075684997510541084131416002162409952107141113041802928992
9310612315322035050765278789110011064116014091787280744695853852813545216830
0000005076527878911001106411601409178728074469585385281354500
0000005537048189331027107412371504197434534839649799161578700
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 560
Owner: ddr70
 
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