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: $3.15 (5/30/2017)
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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/5/2017

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1925 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 7.50 10.00 11.00 20.00 48.00 90.00 95.00 105 130 150 165 190 235 345 550 850 4000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 210 245 365 575 1225 - -
1925 25C MS Full Head
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 110 125 140 185 205 220 275 375 550 1050 1950 8550 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 400 575 1250 3500 12000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1230
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
2/22/1997 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions February 1997 Long Beach Bullet Sale #167, 167/Lot# 476 $143.00
1/8/2003 PCGS MS 67   Full Head Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 6914 $6,325.00
9/21/2003 NGC MS 64   Full Head Teletrade Auction 1781, 1781/Lot# 1117 $418.00
9/14/2008 PCGS MS 65   Full Head Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 831 $747.50
11/3/2008 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 297, 303/Lot# 746 $471.50
10/6/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/06/2013, 95/Lot# 141235 $313.50
7/25/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22219 $282.00
7/20/2015 PCGS   Full Head Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 31036 $381.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1925 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333331021982302512823043203363815398471206312643611062119041
3333336134208237261289309325351433641966184635376447134270
00000013420823726128930932535143364196618463537644700
000000166219244271296314330366486744108624863949853400
1925 25C MS Full Head
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333311121625127530833034836341269512002029381760891447226067
33333391462272592863153363533795068631476262545748883183370
000000146227259286315336353379506863147626254574888300
00000018123926729732234235839560010311752322153311167700
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Grade: MS 67 FH
Points: 4231
Owner: Zakmar
 
Grade: MS 67 FH
Points: 3817
Owner: FloridaFacelifter
 
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