Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,700,000
Obverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Reverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.08 (5/24/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1926 S 25C MS obverse 1926 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1926-S quarter dollar was widely hoarded by collectors and speculators from the mid-1930s onward, and worn examples are quite common. This issue becomes scarce only above Very Fine, and XF or AU coins are all the more elusive due to the poor quality of striking associated with this entry. Coins having only a little wear were lacking XF or better details, as made.

Mint State survivors are very scarce, and gems are quite highly prized. Well struck examples are very rare, with those certified as FH being extremely so.

1926-S is one of several SLQs found with the "Tear Drop" die break to the right of Liberty's left thigh. Though not a true variety, it is nonetheless popular with specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/5/2017

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1926 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 9.00 17.00 23.00 38.00 125 245 265 300 460 550 625 725 1100 1750 3075 5100 9750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1350 2150 3650 5750 - -
1926 S 25C MS Full Head
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 875 950 1200 1550 1850 2300 4400 6350 11500 29000 52500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 33500 62500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 447
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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5/22/1996 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0843, 843/Lot# 1372 $918.00
2/3/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 667 $69.00
3/17/2013 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 743, 752/Lot# 95 $70.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2092 $3,525.00
9/25/2013 NGC MS 63   Full Head Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6409 $3,290.00
6/22/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 202442 $192.50
10/12/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131442/Lot# 25776 $135.13
2/26/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1218/Lot# 3679 $4,935.00
11/8/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131546/Lot# 25345 $205.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231632012883514374695025535866336637058201028147719693194456571382047536405
1361752303093794474805195646016436777438891177164123773651542211583257850
000000480519564601643677743889117716412377365154221158300
000000491536575617653691781958132718052785410862801602900
1926 S 25C MS Full Head
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base437563725865106611731222127113741438153015891668188622684431574771988849129374384177542
479617771932110111891238130513951468154916151740201329894869623077481021123238550740
000000123813051395146815491615174020132989486962307748102112323800
000000125413391416149915691641181321403710530867148298115743353900
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Grade: MS 66 FH
Points: 7198
Owner: JMWorlock
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1969
Owner: joe t
 
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