Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,522,000
Obverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Reverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.13 (9/20/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1917 S TYPE 2 25C MS obverse 1917 S TYPE 2 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Of the six date/type/mint combinations for 1917 quarter dollars, this is far and away the most scarce across all grades. Despite having a mintage nearly three times that of the 1917-S Type 1 quarter, this later version was not saved by the general public, so Mint State survivors are fairly elusive. Being quite poorly struck as a rule, the 1917-S Type 2 quarter is rarely found with Full Head details. Cline placed the population of FH coins at just 3% of the total surviving. Circulated examples are scarce in any grade, as they typically lost their dates to wear within 10-15 years of issue. Not being a one-year-only issue, they became indistinguishable from other S-Mint quarters formerly bearing dates of 1918-24.



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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/5/2017

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1917 S TYPE 2 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 45.00 60.00 95.00 135 175 215 225 235 250 275 290 340 390 550 1250 2200 7800 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 425 600 1300 2600 - -
1917 S TYPE 2 25C MS Full Head
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 230 250 315 345 370 465 660 825 1650 3500 7250 26500 57500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 4000 8500 36000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 821
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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1/12/2005 PCGS MS 66   Full Head Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 6592 $8,510.00
4/11/2005 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2025, 2025/Lot# 1486 $1,265.00
9/15/2013 NGC MS 63   Full Head David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 769, 778/Lot# 72 $875.00
12/1/2013 PCGS Genuine F   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 155628 $39.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1110 $1,351.25
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 64   Full Head Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(3), 1203/Lot# 4570 $1,527.50
6/23/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20227 $197.40
10/3/2016 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 7347 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 S TYPE 2 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333316330435438643446347751555177415212161381760891547127678
333335621032036440244346748952762510231734271345749216195400
0000002103203644024434674895276251023173427134574921600
00000025733737541845347250253969912721947326553311234300
1917 S TYPE 2 25C MS Full Head
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333278487558604670711729781831169226713817456571382188238946
33333943475105736266837177467971118201830534066542212052275700
000000347510573626683717746797111820183053406654221205200
000000417534588648697723763814140523443435431562801696700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3817
Owner: JMWorlock
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 551
Owner: QuarterPast
 
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