Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 11,316,000
Obverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Reverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.07 (9/21/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1926 25C MS obverse 1926 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The booming economy of the mid-1920s resulted in another large production of quarter dollars from the Philadelphia Mint. It's tempting to speculate that the U. S. Mint was attempting to replace all of the soon-to-be-dateless quarters made 1916-24, but there doesn't appear to have been any official attempt to withdraw dateless Standing Liberty Quarters and Buffalo Nickels. Many thousands of each remained in circulation as late as the 1960s.

Despite the huge numbers coined, the 1926(P) quarter is fairly scarce when found well struck. Mediocre MS survivors abound, and these coins have an overall lack of definition more associated with Denver and San Francisco coins. Of course, some examples do not qualify for the Full Head designation. There seem to be enough MS FH pieces certified to satisfy advanced collectors, and worn examples of this date/mint are very common.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/5/2017

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1926 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 7.50 8.50 9.50 18.00 45.00 80.00 85.00 90.00 120 145 150 175 230 315 490 725 3950 11250 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 235 325 525 875 - -
1926 25C MS Full Head
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 100.00 105 110 150 160 175 240 425 525 1400 3500 41000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 440 550 1750 7350 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1294
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/11/2000 PCGS MS 66   Full Head Heritage Auctions 2000 February Long Beach Sale #222, 222/Lot# 6395 $4,887.50
2/21/2000 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1274, 1274/Lot# 1414 $81.75
9/10/2006 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 128 $604.00
4/23/2009 NGC MS 65   Full Head David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 364, 370/Lot# 7600 $1,495.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1184/Lot# 2623 $2,609.68
11/24/2013 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/24/2013, 102/Lot# 148286 $162.43
  PCGS MS 65   Bonhams $351.00
8/18/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42384 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333981902202412682883043363815398471206300949351097719718
3333334128200227250274293314351433641966180736516949138900
00000012820022725027429331435143364196618073651694900
000000159210234259281298325366486744108624084293896300
1926 25C MS Full Head
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333312724127830133636037841546988220173502556385152120438394
3333344165253285312344366390433606126025124189654712744269340
00000016525328531234436639043360612602512418965471274400
00000020326529332435237240245174416383007487675311697400
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 4935
Owner: JMWorlock
 
Grade: MS 66 FH
Points: 3502
Owner: joe t
 
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