Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,216,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.23 (1/21/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1891 S 25C MS obverse 1891 S 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

It had been three years since the San Francisco Mint struck quarter dollars, but the 1891-S emission was substantial. In his reference book on this series, Larry Briggs identified six die marriages with none of the dies being duplicated. All the reverses feature the same Medium S mintmark used for 1888-S and earlier dates back to 1875-S.

Well worn examples are common, while Mint State and lightly worn pieces are more elusive. A fair number of MS survivors have been certified, including a few gems. Like most S-Mint coins of the 1890s, this issue is sometimes found prooflike.

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Last Updated: 1/3/2020

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1891 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 34.00 40.00 45.00 60.00 75.00 155 210 240 300 365 400 485 520 975 2150 3750 15850 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 685 1350 2400 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 207
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/21/2020 1891 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base13-145107492041324325485----204
---------------1------1
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Total13-145107492041324325595----206
 0 %1 %-0 %2 %2 %5 %3 %2 %4 %10 %2 %6 %12 %16 %27 %4 %2 %---- 
1891 S 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1-2------3
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Total-------------1-2------3
 -------------33 %-67 %------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 S 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base89102115139171265412539692783906983106412211345185726673413500382561294420495
93106123149202314454590722824931101011161262151521272915394360879818154610
00000045459072282493110101116126215152127291539436087981800
000000496641752865957103711681303168623973164447371711138100
1891 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8194102127155244384502648735853925100211521271176225433264480579691254319931
859611013618429042355067777487795010521191143420222783377758599493150050
0000004235506777748779501052119114342022278337775859949300
00000046259970681390197611021231159822823023429169141101800
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 735
Owner: G & R coins
 
Grade: F 12
Points: 127
Owner: kevinw81
 
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