Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 6,380,000
Obverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Reverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.98 (2/25/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1920 S 25C MS obverse 1920 S 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1920 witnessed the second highest production of Standing Liberty Quarters from the San Francisco Mint. Worn examples are fairly common as the result of hoarding during the 1930s-40s. Many of these are identifiable solely because the zero of the date remained when all other numerals had worn away.

Mint State coins are not rare in overall numbers, but their quality is typically poor. Worn dies and weak strikes were the rule for this issue. A fair number of gems have been certified, but these are seldom well struck in their centers or at Liberty's head. Coins certified as FH are very rare in any grade.

The portion of the die obverse die adjacent to Liberty's left thigh was one of several pressure points where die failure could begin, and one die state of the 1920-S quarter reveals a prominent chip in the die. This resulted in a raised lump that has popularly become the "Tear Drop."

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2019

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1920 S 25C MS
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Base $ 25.00 30.00 45.00 50.00 95.00 180 200 250 300 340 390 585 875 1300 2100 5500 8000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1500 - 7000 - -
1920 S 25C MS FH
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Base $ - - - - - 1880 2050 2250 2650 3000 3200 3500 4750 7150 22000 72500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 4000 - 9000 33000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 638
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
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: 2/23/2021 1920 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-261137151810214285320576510738187---562
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---------------1-1----2
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Total-261137151810214285320576510838197---564
 -0%1%2%7%3%3%2%4%7%15%1%4%10%12%19%7%3%1%--- 
1920 S 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------38-3121424111----76
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-------------1--1-----2
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Total---------38-3131424121----78
 ---------4%10%-4%17%18%31%15%1%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 S 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8111514320122038162023882495261428343080318333243800447270771091911554129371391414944
92124162207274461120924242535268729163114323034834024534083581113112015132631425715691
0000001209242425352687291631143230348340245340835811131120151326300
0000001799245925742761299831493277364142486209963811342124761358800
1920 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5910212318320135145057562072582089197412521583196925853984469465451461915687
73109143189251384492590655757844919106713621712217430514221531192361497516471
0000004925906557578449191067136217122174305142215311923600
00000053360569078886794611591473184023803518445759281192800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4694
Owner: JMWorlock
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 4694
Owner: Tony Littlejohn
 
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