Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 14,240,000
Obverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Reverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.15 (5/29/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1918 25C MS obverse 1918 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With the nation fully engaged in World War I, the economy was booming, and the need for fresh coin was very heavy in 1918. The Philadelphia Mint quarter dollar of this date thus enjoyed the second highest mintage of the entire Standing Liberty series. Coins that have good overall strikes are fairly available, though many have weak dates, and precious few of these feature the coveted Full Head. Cline put the proportion at just 5% of the total, though expressing it as the percentage struck with FH, something we cannot know for certain. His figure, however, is accurate for the percentage of FH coins among MS examples surviving.

The attrition rate for 1918(P) quarters that entered circulation was extremely heavy, and it's likely that many of the now-dateless Philadelphia Mint SLQs in the marketplace once bore the date 1918.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/5/2017

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1918 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 19.00 25.00 30.00 40.00 60.00 100.00 105 115 135 155 175 210 335 430 685 1450 4050 - - -
$ - - - - 140 - - - - 460 1000 2300 - -
1918 25C MS Full Head
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 105 125 165 185 210 250 415 500 850 2150 4800 15500 60000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1050 2700 8000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 907
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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2/2/1994 PCGS MS 63   Full Head Heritage Auctions February 1994 Long Beach Bullet Sale #113, 113/Lot# 226 $74.75
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2195 $977.50
11/25/2010 NGC MS 65   Full Head David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 535, 542/Lot# 8394 $1,380.00
12/19/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 2980, 2980/Lot# 1727 $41.00
11/20/2011 NGC MS 64   Full Head Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131148/Lot# 28198 $575.00
2/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 8243 $460.00
3/30/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 180405 $73.97
7/17/2015 PCGS   Full Head Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 4309 $1,880.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333331232372722953303513603723815978821505300949351152820648
33333431612482793063373543643754536921089200636517132145680
000000161248279306337354364375453692108920063651713200
000000199260287318344357368378525787129725074293933000
1918 25C MS Full Head
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333318333638141245648449451052294916972464387761731633629216
333336323435139142646548749951466411981952293546429560206290
0000002343513914264654874995146641198195229354642956000
00000028536640144147449050451880614472208340654071294800
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1110
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: MS 64 FH
Points: 949
Owner: JTO
 
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