1896-S 25C AG3

CERTIFICATION#: 05773434
PCGS#: 5615

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1896-S Quarter Dollar is a well-recognized rarity in all grades.

All 1896-S Quarter Dollars show the mintmark positioned above the space between the R of QUARTER and the D of DOLLAR.  However, there are two different dies with this feature: one with the S low and close to the R; another with the S higher and farther away from the R.  To see illustrations of both, click on the "View All Images" link.  If the mintmark is not in either of these positions, or does not have the same shape and appearance as the ones illustrated here, then the coin is most likely a counterfeit or the mintmark has been added.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Those Shifty Mintmarks" by David Lange, The Numismatist, September 2010, pp. 21-22

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 188,039 Weight: 6.30 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
45+
5,350
50+
6,100
53+
6,750
55+
7,700
58+
9,000
61
10,500
62+
12,000
63+
17,000
64+
31,000
65+
65,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 1 / 74 TIE 1 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 80 R-8.2 1 / 74 TIE 1 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 11 / 74 TIE 11 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 estimated grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade