Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: San Francisco
Obverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Reverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.09 (10/22/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1918/7 S 25C MS obverse 1918/7 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This very popular variety resulted when a die blank was first impressed with a hub dated 1917 and then received a second impression from one dated 1918. Such errors were possible late in the calendar year, when dies for use in either 1917 and 1918 were being prepared. By sheer chance, this die was then stamped with an S mintmark for shipment to San Francisco. Whether or not anyone at the Philadelphia Mint's Engraving Department or San Francisco's Coining Department noticed the overdate is uncertain. The demand for fresh coin was so great during the war years that this die may have been used even if detected.

This variety was not reported until the early 1930s, by which time there were very few surviving rolls of 1918-S quarters to search. The coins that entered circulation quickly lost their dates, as was typical of this coin type, so it's doubtful that more than several hundred examples are known today in all grades combined. Mint State pieces are rare, and MS FH specimens are extremely so. Though the date is among the first features to wear away on SLQs, the final digit typically is the last to go, so it's still possible to make out the overdate on a well worn coin by partial closure of the lower loop. The obverse die also displays a fairly distinctive die-clashing impression that helps in attribution (see the VarietyPlus entry for this overdate).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/5/2017

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1918/7 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1600 2050 4050 5200 7750 11950 12500 13650 16500 19750 20750 24500 30550 39000 105000 127500 150000 - - -
$ - - - - 17500 - - - - - - - - -
1918/7 S 25C MS Full Head
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 19500 23000 26000 31000 36500 44000 62500 107000 160000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 250000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 328
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67


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5/18/2008 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2530, 2530/Lot# 1601 $8,288.00
5/29/2011 PCGS VF 30   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 771 $4,312.50
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3113 $13,800.00
4/24/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4252 $15,275.00
6/16/2013 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 756, 765/Lot# 733 $10,500.00
7/21/2013 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/21/2013, 84/Lot# 125421 $3,973.20
7/7/2016 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1237/Lot# 3446 $3,055.00
4/26/2017 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1254/Lot# 3820 $6,462.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918/7 25C MS S Full Head
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333340485295605266727049728176067808810685159122131121525216353172962385779020127963
33313514463554762586797712673897673790782428717104521382515619166671948342244953340
0000006258679771267389767379078242871710452138251561916667194834224400
0000006465692372037497774080068378891911782145381598616981216706063200
1918/7 25C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3332106240132603791423145024669490250495264556360076685102261078812571178054668373243
33704220426873437393743214557474649515120536357116233786510413113821431527431555360
00000039374321455747464951512053635711623378651041311382143152743100
00000040844411461348245000519254635859645990451060011976160603705700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4902
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: AU 50
Points: 4231
Owner: karl49
 
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