Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 12,280,000
Obverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Reverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.09 (11/17/2019)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1925 25C MS obverse 1925 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

By 1924 it had become plainly evident to the U. S. Mint that the current type of quarter dollar was becoming dateless after just a few years' circulation, and the problem had to be addressed in some substantial manner. The dates for 1923 and 1924 had been sharpened as a stop-gap measure, but the real solution was applied with 1925's master die. The raised step upon which Liberty stands was ground down to form a deep recess, and the 1925 date was cut into the master die in a Roman font which replaced the sans-serif font used previously. The numerals were somewhat compressed vertically to make them fit entirely within the recess, and in this form the Standing Liberty Quarter Dollar was produced through 1930. The quarters of 1925-30 were extremely resistant to date loss, this design feature surviving at least in part no matter how worn the coins became overall.

With more than 12 million pieces coined, all of them at the Philadelphia Mint, the 1925 edition is common in grades through Very Fine. Mint State examples are plentiful through MS 65, though relatively few are fully struck at Liberty's head. There are a lot of near misses, and this may have led to multiple resubmissions in an attempt to get the desired designation. Jay Cline questioned the high certified population of MS FH coins shown by the major grading services, and he placed the estimated percentage of FH coins at just 5% of outstanding MS pieces.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/15/2019

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1925 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 8.50 14.55 18.00 22.00 50.00 85.00 90.00 95.00 125 150 165 195 250 315 495 715 3450 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 210 280 350 575 1400 - -
1925 25C MS FH
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 90.00 100.00 110 150 175 220 335 425 475 900 2000 8750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 450 600 1000 3500 12000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1330
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
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: 11/12/2019 1925 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base410157156196185197-238613120177124---782
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---------------11-----2
-----------------1----1
Total410157156196185197-238613120278134---785
 1 %1 %2 %1 %2 %1 %2 %1 %2 %6 %12 %-3 %11 %17 %26 %10 %2 %1 %--- 
1925 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------230-176996195893812---548
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--------------2-131---7
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Total---------230-176998195904113---555
 ---------0 %5 %-3 %12 %18 %35 %16 %7 %2 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Price
7/30/2007 NGC MS 65   Full Head David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 163, 168/Lot# 888 $921.15
8/23/2010 NGC MS 63   Full Head Teletrade Auction 2911, 2911/Lot# 1303 $264.50
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 66   Full Head Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2635 $1,840.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 589 $281.75
4/6/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 183220 $75.90
7/11/2014 NGC MS 62   Full Head Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20256 $111.63
12/25/2016 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131701/Lot# 21210 $329.00
12/3/2017 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131750/Lot# 23904 $300.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1925 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333311121625127530833034836341269512002029381760891447226067
33333391462272592863153363533795068631476262545748883183370
000000146227259286315336353379506863147626254574888300
00000018123926729732234235839560010311752322153311167700
1925 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333331021982302512823043203363815398471206312643611062119041
3333336134208237261289309325351433641966184635376447134270
00000013420823726128930932535143364196618463537644700
000000166219244271296314330366486744108624863949853400
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Grade: MS 67 FH
Points: 3817
Owner: FloridaFacelifter
 
Grade: MS 67 FH
Points: 3817
Owner: JMWorlock
 
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