Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 11,072,000
Obverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Reverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.60 (4/13/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1918 S 25C MS obverse 1918 S 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is another high mintage issue that is very hard to find in choice condition. 1918-S quarters were poorly struck in most instances, with the dies being worn and, perhaps, set a little further apart than ideal to extend their lifespan. With the nation in wartime economy mode and the mints working multiple shifts, the emphasis was clearly on quantity rather than quality.

Nearly all 1918-S quarters reveal multiple areas of weakness, the most obvious being Liberty's head and the eagle's breast. Full Head specimens are very rare, and coins showing just partial head details are likewise very elusive. Die cracks are occasionally seen on this issue, but far less so than for Denver Mint coins.

1918-S quarters are more plentiful in grades VF through AU than one would expect, and this is due to the tendency of collectors to hoard S-Mint coins beginning in the mid-1930s. The Standing Liberty Quarter series was very popular at that time, as collectors were quite aware of how many pieces in circulation were already dateless. Those 1916-24 coins that still had readable dates were pulled from circulation over the next few years, else they would have been lost forever. A major retailer of coins dispersed a large hoard of circulated 1918-S, 1919-S and 1920-S quarters during the 1980s, and this group was probably assembled sometime around 1935-40.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2019

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1918 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 30.00 40.00 65.00 85.00 130 150 180 215 245 265 350 400 650 1300 2250 4450 - - -
$ - - - - 225 - - - 450 800 1500 3250 - -
1918 S 25C MS FH
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 200 250 300 525 700 800 1100 1700 2450 11000 20500 45500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 3750 19000 34000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1086
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/13/2021 1918 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base29453655143615325511622210112914659216---901
----------------1-----1
--------------21-2----5
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Total29453655143615325511622210113114760236---907
 0%1%5%4%6%2%4%2%4%6%13%0%2%11%14%16%7%3%1%--- 
1918 S 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------132828-63229551542---185
--------------1-------1
---------------1-1----2
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Total------132828-63230561552---188
 ------1%2%1%4%15%-3%17%16%30%8%3%1%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 S 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base981431632012883514376207258201173143815051981226827276031820010599129371525216353
1131501762303093804986557579381261146016642077242138286754900011378137091561917171
00000049865575793812611460166420772421382867549000113781370900
000000559690788105513501483182221722574493074779799121581448000
1918 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base54102123163255320381450502575653715754908990133319692671369455631485515935
701091361942773404044675266016747288059351104154522033012431786601521516732
00000040446752660167472880593511041545220330124317866000
000000427485551627694741857963121917572437335349401175800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3694
Owner: Tony Littlejohn
 
Grade: MS 64 FH
Points: 2727
Owner: joe t
 
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