Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,916,000
Obverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Reverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.06 (9/24/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1921 25C MS obverse 1921 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The post-war economic recession of 1921-22 curtailed the production of most USA coin issues, the sole exceptions being silver dollars and double eagles, both of which were coined for reasons other than domestic circulation. The only quarter dollars struck in 1921 were from the Philadelphia Mint, which produced just under two million pieces.

The reduction in the number of working dies needed for 1921 gave the Mint's Engraving Department an opportunity to do some touching up to the master matrices for each coin type. The changes to the quarter dollar were quite subtle, but they resulted in a number of truly outstanding strikes that have full or nearly full features. The number of Mint State survivors is perhaps greater than one would expect for a relatively small issue, but most fall short of qualifying for a Full Head designation. An odd quality of 1921 quarters is that many are a bit shallow at the bottom of the date, whereas it is the top of the date that doesn't strike up fully on other issues.

Worn pieces are quite scarce and in great demand from collectors. As with so many 1917-24 quarters, these often are identifiable solely from the final numeral of the date, which was the last to succumb to wear.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2019

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1921 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 200 340 380 650 875 1100 1150 1250 1400 1700 1750 1880 2100 2350 2900 3850 8650 - - -
$ - - - - 1500 - - - - 2750 3650 5150 - -
1921 25C MS FH
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1880 2500 3500 4250 8200 11000 66000 - - -
$ - - - - 1750 - - - 3900 4750 9500 20000 75000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1295
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
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: 9/21/2021 1921 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base156158143183426515313791311395011180261---1143
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-----------------1----1
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Total156158143183426515313791311395011180271---1144
 0%5%14%13%16%4%6%1%3%3%8%0%1%3%4%10%7%2%0%--- 
1921 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------411-4213748198----152
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---------------1--1---2
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Total---------411-42137491981---154
 ---------3%7%-3%14%24%32%12%5%1%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1921 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53966394810271410167118232048212421972268233523882754323835454744536710571110932015321505
58075897411551497172218982073214822212290235325102915334039454952710210745141132060422580
000000189820732148222122902353251029153340394549527102107451411300
000000197320992173224423132370263230773443434451598836109191713300
1921 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base50262089196613331583173017991817192820482169226123022540260029603386485351471243613385
541710916108814161632175318051854196820882200227523812560272031023875495175771275214054
0000001753180518541968208822002275238125602720310238754951757700
00000017761811189120082129223022882461258028403244436450491000600
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Grade: MS 66 FH
Points: 5367
Owner: Jeremy D.
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 3386
Owner: Jeremy D.
 
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