Coin Specifications

Category: Standing Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,632,000
Obverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Reverse Designer: Hermon A. MacNeil
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.07 (9/26/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1930 25C MS obverse 1930 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The demand for additional coins plummeted in 1930, as the Great Depression took hold of the world's economies. Though more than five million quarter dollars were coined at the Philadelphia Mint, it's very likely that this mintage was produced early in the year, before reality set in. Many of these coins remained idle in vaults until needed for circulation several years later. In fact, it's doubtful that any quarters would have been coined before 1934 had it not been for the commemorative issue of 1932, which likewise remained idle for a few years.

The 1930(P) quarter is the most common of all Standing Liberty Quarters in any grade. Well made as a rule, most pieces are sharply struck as compared to the series average, though die erosion is evident on many pieces. Full Head coins comprise a substantial portion of the surviving MS population, some 50% according to Jay Cline's book. This entry has served as the ideal type coin for most collectors seeking a Type 2 SLQ, and it makes an excellent bookend to the series along with the 1917(P) Type 1.

The problem of rapid die erosion that plagued all Type 2 SLQs was well understood at the U. S. Mint. While the introduction of the George Washington type in 1932 was supposed to serve as a one-year-only commemorative of the president's bicentennial, its superior technical qualities led to adoption of that design as the regular type when mass production finally resumed in 1934. The premature end of the SLQ after just 15 years of issue, combined with the tendency of 1916-24 pieces to rapidly become dateless in circulation, made it one of the most popular coin series to collect during the second half of the 1930s. Sadly, the rarity and high price of the 1916 issue has had a depressing effect on prices in more recent decades.

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Last Updated: 1/29/2020

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1930 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 9.00 12.00 15.00 22.00 50.00 85.00 90.00 95.00 125 150 165 195 250 315 400 645 2200 - - -
$ - - - - 135 - - - 280 350 575 875 - -
1930 25C MS FH
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 90.00 100 110 150 175 220 325 425 475 650 1000 3750 - - -
$ - - 105 125 160 - - - 450 600 750 1500 17500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4072
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: 9/21/2021 1930 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base13157382370378821935145414417420992275---1561
-------------1--------1
----------1---12-2----6
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Total13157382370378821935245414517521192295---1568
 0%0%1%0%2%1%4%2%6%14%22%0%3%9%11%13%6%2%0%--- 
1930 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------131821226727242584245817041---2511
--------------1---1---2
---------------88203---39
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Total-------131821226727242685046619045---2552
 -------0%0%1%8%0%3%11%17%33%18%7%2%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1930 25C MS FH
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base374559671022202953363663955025636638741028110313391716334549351209613025
405062791412453093463764315225967339251053118214652259387573221240613676
00000030934637643152259673392510531182146522593875732200
00000032235638546654363080497710781260159028024405970900
1930 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base283750598920127232033635143750253960972584710591416258545651040711239
3141536912622528832534138045951456264876691811781806324565121068411801
000000288325341380459514562648766918117818063245651200
000000304331346408480527586686806988129721953905846000
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Grade: MS 67 FH
Points: 3875
Owner: Tony Littlejohn
 
Grade: MS 67 FH
Points: 3345
Owner: FloridaFacelifter
 
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