Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,920,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.09 (9/26/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1891 25C MS obverse 1891 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With the redundancy of quarter dollars at the Treasury and sub-Treasuries finally eradicated, full scale production of this denomination finally resumed in 1891. The Philadelphia Mint delivered its largest output of quarters since 1877, and 1891(P) is common across all grades.

Most examples were poorly made, with weakness of strike and/or signs of die corrosion. Attempts to remove such corrosion or die wear through heavy polishing often eradicated shallower features of the dies.

This large mintage required many dozens of die pairs, though few collectable varieties have surfaced. The most notable is one obverse on which the tops of duplicate numerals 89 are seen within the denticles below the date.

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Last Updated: 10/12/2016

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1891 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 28.00 35.00 40.00 85.00 160 175 220 255 315 360 390 640 915 1675 2600 6500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 680 1125 1875 3750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 676
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/10/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 118 $661.00
2/3/2008 NGC MS 63   Prooflike Teletrade Auction 2484, 2484/Lot# 1338 $532.00
2/3/2010 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137, 1137/Lot# 1073 $2,300.00
3/31/2013 PCGS F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 745, 754/Lot# 147 $55.00
8/30/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4419 $669.75
7/6/2014 NCS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 190247 $97.00
11/1/2015 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131545/Lot# 23102 $141.00
6/1/2016 PCGS   Stack's Bowers June 2016 CC Online, 6143/Lot# 10089 $705.00
9/7/2016 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 7548 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8194102127155244384502584635707752798974130915052302291640366366984815403
85961101361842904235296016597227678561085137417702506328948127526116990
000000423529601659722767856108513741770250632894812752600
000000462556618683737782915119714392036271136625589868700
1891 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8910211513917126541253962467875480285110341384158924173052421066101018315870
931061231492023144545676427037708189121150145218652628343850107801120780
000000454567642703770818912115014521865262834385010780100
000000496595660728786834973126715202141284038245810899200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2916
Owner: jhd
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1309
Owner: 100caps
 
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