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: $4.68 (6/20/2021)
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.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2019

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1919 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 125 205 290 500 650 780 925 1100 1300 1400 1425 2325 2750 3750 7300 9500 19500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 3000 - 8000 15000 - -
1919 S 25C MS FH
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 1950 2300 2900 3850 4100 5700 7000 8750 17800 42500 72500 310000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 7500 11500 21000 47000 85000 - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 580
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 6/15/2021 1919 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-21749124365216214337-326192531163---520
-----------------1----1
--------------1--1----2
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Total-21749124365216214337-326202531183---523
 -0%3%9%24%7%10%3%4%8%7%-1%5%4%5%6%3%1%--- 
1919 S 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------49-341019722---60
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-----------------1----1
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Total---------49-341019732---61
 ---------7%15%-5%7%16%31%11%5%3%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1919 S 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base237469674854120614101501243326432960338638174048107884876647388091122117470182261948120800
314537734971127414401812250327493102353038946295107885408725296131330417722186441992121840
00000018122503274931023530389462951078854087252961313304177221864400
000000212225732854324436733971854110788594180301041715387179741906300
1919 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20143763180211381333142114831634179919692048220526572885341646045142675371291699418187
280502688914120313621442153316891856199521002356273330623812478356796878104171739219096
00000014421533168918561995210023562733306238124783567968781041700
00000014621584174419122022215325062809323942084963621670041370600
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3535
Owner: joe t
 
Grade: AU 58 FH
Points: 3386
Owner: indian9
 
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