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: $4.68 (4/19/2021)
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: 8/30/2019

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1891 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 34.00 40.00 45.00 60.00 75.00 180 210 240 300 365 400 485 650 1100 2150 3975 11500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 685 1350 2400 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 212
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/13/2021 1891 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base13-1461074102241324325495----209
---------------1------1
---------------12-----3
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Total13-14610741022413243256115----213
 0%1%-0%2%3%5%3%2%5%10%2%6%11%15%26%5%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
931061231492023144545907228249311010111612621515212729153943608798181546121520
00000045459072282493110101116126215152127291539436087981800
000000496641752865957103711681303168623973164447371711138100
1891 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8194102127155244384502648735853925100211521271176225433264480579691254319931
8596110136184290423550677774877950105211911434202227833777585994931500520928
0000004235506777748779501052119114342022278337775859949300
00000046259970681390197611021231159822823023429169141101800
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Grade: MS 64 PL
Points: 1857
Owner: ASK123
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 853
Owner: jlmjjhac
 
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