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: $4.78 (3/2/2021)
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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Last Updated: 10/29/2019

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1918/7 S 25C MS
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Base $ 2000 3000 4250 6000 8500 11500 12000 13250 14500 19000 23500 24000 32500 42750 90000 127500 145000 - - -
$ - - - - 17500 - - - - - - - - -
1918/7 S 25C MS FH
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Base $ - - - - - 19500 23000 26000 29000 36500 44000 62500 107000 152750 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 250000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 339
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/2/2021 1918/7 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-8183883263014111629-517612412---320
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Total-8183883263014111629-517613412---321
 -2%6%12%26%8%9%4%3%5%9%-2%5%2%4%1%0%1%--- 
1918/7 S 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1--3-32---37------19
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Total----1--3-32---37------19
 ----5%--16%-16%11%---16%37%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918/7 S 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2029258531493376408252956052675371987651785985599379109191284813762152521635317296238572538726988
2214277332253611448655476286690173497720809288329892115621315314259156191666719483243672592128337
00000062866901734977208092883298921156213153142591561916667194832436700
000000651970507500779083269106104061220513457147551598616982216702487700
1918/7 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1928246430093227383446624863522253265600629466857334739180588849117541319713762178051903920336
2107264630823429411047294983525754175831642469017353761383229817122351338515110182161947121353
00000049835257541758316424690173537613832298171223513385151101821600
000000510252915509606365557118737278368585107861271613574164571862800
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 6294
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: F 12
Points: 3227
Owner: dano 35
 
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