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: $5.01 (5/11/2021)
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: 8/30/2019

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1891 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 32.00 42.00 40.00 75.00 160 175 220 255 315 360 390 640 915 1675 2600 6500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 680 1130 1880 3750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 721
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: 5/11/2021 1891 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base124319121312104080147921171435843132--712
----------1----1-11---4
-------------1-1------2
-----------------1----1
Total124319121312104081147931171455845142--719
 0%0%1%0%3%2%2%2%1%6%11%0%7%13%16%20%8%6%2%0%-- 
1891 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------121311----9
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Total------------121311----9
 ------------11%22%11%33%11%11%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8910211513917126541253962467875480285110341384158924173052421066101018315870
9310612314920231445456764270377081891211501452186526283438501078011207816664
000000454567642703770818912115014521865262834385010780100
000000496595660728786834973126715202141284038245810899200
1891 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8194102127155244384502584635707752798974130915052302291640366366984815403
859611013618429042352960165972276785610851374177025063289481275261169916173
000000423529601659722767856108513741770250632894812752600
000000462556618683737782915119714392036271136625589868700
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2916
Owner: jhd
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1309
Owner: 100caps
 
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