Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,836,000
Obverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Reverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.08 (9/24/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1919 S 25C MS obverse 1919 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1919-S quarter dollar is one of the keys to completing this short series at any grade level. Even well worn pieces are scarce and in demand, due to the propensity of 1916-24 quarters to lose their dates after just a dozen years circulation. This particular entry in the series was poorly struck as a rule, a shallow date being one of the consequences. Most worn examples are identifiable solely by the final numeral of the date, as this was the last to wear away, and 1919-S is the only raised-date quarter ending in a 9. A major coin retailer dispersed a hoard of San Francisco Mint quarters dated 1918-20 during the 1980s, and most of these were moderately worn and showed evidence of cleaning in the past.

Mint State pieces are not rare in an absolute sense, but gem examples, with or without a Full Head, are quite elusive. While slightly more available than 1919-D with the desirable Full Head attribute, this issue remains quite rare with a decent strike.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/5/2017

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1919 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 90.00 135 205 350 585 760 850 950 1150 1300 1425 1600 2200 3400 6350 8750 19850 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2350 - 7000 15000 - -
1919 S 25C MS Full Head
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 1950 2300 2900 3850 4100 4700 6100 9150 17800 42500 72500 310000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 6500 11500 21000 47000 85000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 515
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/31/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #60, 65/Lot# 446 $1,610.00
2/5/2006 NGC AU 58   Full Head Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 779 $2,300.00
4/2/2007 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Spring Collectors Choice Sale', 137/Lot# 237 $1,667.50
7/31/2009 PCGS AU 53   Full Head Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 704 $2,185.00
1/3/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 598 $2,645.00
3/18/2012 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 3243, 3243/Lot# 1674 $241.50
8/2/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(2), 1173/Lot# 3944 $4,993.75
9/23/2012 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/23/2012, 41/Lot# 73985 $66.00
6/5/2013 PCGS MS 65   Full Head Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4481 $35,250.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1919 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33335157838779661019105411051138123913931658208724643365385261371699428059
333173604814906983103010711116117112901481180122122764352746139756206820
00000090698310301071111611711290148118012212276435274613975600
0000009361001104210881127120513411569194423383064368953751337500
1919 S 25C MS Full Head
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333108815471704184719351991207221242285252529364694608970588849129373698761371
333364124115991751187619532018208921772365266235225159641276551021120953451150
000000175118761953201820892177236526623522515964127655102112095300
000000179919051972204521062231244527994108562467358252115742897000
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2087
Owner: joe t
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1393
Owner: JTO
 
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