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: $4.58 (4/11/2021)
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: 10/29/2019

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1917 S TYPE 2 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 60.00 95.00 110 160 190 210 215 230 245 265 285 325 400 520 1250 2200 6500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 425 600 1300 2600 - -
1917 S TYPE 2 25C MS FH
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 230 250 315 345 370 465 550 825 1300 3000 7250 26500 57500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 4000 8500 36000 -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 890
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/6/2021 1917 S TYPE 2 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1115401913122440107129699212551151---664
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------------------1---1
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Total--1115401913122440107129699212551152---665
 --2%2%6%3%2%2%4%6%16%0%4%10%14%19%8%2%0%--- 
1917 S TYPE 2 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------926-12413762231213--226
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----------------11----2
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Total---------926-12413762241313--228
 ---------4%11%-5%18%16%27%11%6%0%1%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 S TYPE 2 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1432723814265656406636847258479009741088120616192017300943967960100742188323319
18630839647259064867069876686592510121127134417522348347155848665140102236224485
000000670698766865925101211271344175223483471558486651401000
000000677711806882949105011671481188426783934677293691794700
1917 S TYPE 2 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base102237351395527597620642653684715754793865990116619282585429060891548816602
1472753664395506056276466636947287678179071049142021473153489092221585917432
00000062764666369472876781790710491420214731534890922200
000000635649674705741780841948110716742366372254891235500
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4890
Owner: Tony Littlejohn
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 4290
Owner: JMWorlock
 
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