1892 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Quarters 1892-1916

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS #:
5601
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.30 grams
Mintage:
8,236,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 20,000 R-2.8 73 / 74 TIE 73 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 73 / 74 TIE 73 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 500 R-6.0 72 / 74 TIE 72 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 20,000
60 or Better 3,000
65 or Better 500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-4.4
65 or Better R-6.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 73 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 73 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 72 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 73 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 73 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 72 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade  
	MS68+ PCGS grade

“Laxdive” Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - “The Type Set” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS68 PCGS grade  
	MS68 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2006:962, $20,125 - “Corona Del Mar” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS68 PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Superior 8/2004:329, $8,625 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30417, $12,925 - Heritage 10/2014:4725, $11,456.25 - Heritage 1/2015:4642, $9,987.50

4 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:4279, $8,225

4 MS67+ PCGS grade
9 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #5601 (MS)     67
 
	MS68+ PCGS grade 
#1 MS68+ PCGS grade

“Laxdive” Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - “The Type Set” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

 
	MS68 PCGS grade 
#2 MS68 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2006:962, $20,125 - “Corona Del Mar” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS68 PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #4 MS67+ PCGS grade

Superior 8/2004:329, $8,625 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30417, $12,925 - Heritage 10/2014:4725, $11,456.25 - Heritage 1/2015:4642, $9,987.50

MS67+ PCGS grade #4 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #4 MS67+ PCGS grade
#4 MS67+ PCGS grade
#4 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:4279, $8,225

#4 MS67+ PCGS grade
PCGS #5601 (MS)     67 #9 MS67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

By 1891, the old Seated Liberty design (with some modifications over the years) exceeded more than 50 years of service on some denominations. Thus, in 1892, the Mint introduced the new "Barber" design on Dimes, Quarter Dollar, and Half Dollars. The new design's nickname had nothing to do with hair-cutters, but was named after it's designer, Charles E. Barber. As they had done with previous new designs, the public grabbed up the new coins in large quantities, resulting in many high grade coins today. In fact, the 1892 is the second most common Mint State Barber Quarter according to the PCGS Population Report (as of August 2011), with a substantial lead over most other dates in the series. Not surprisingly, the only date with a higher population than the 1892 is the 1916-D, the last of the Barber Quarters (apparently, some collectors thought it, too, was going to be a rarity).

Collectors of today can choose from a range of nice Uncirculkated grades, with the largest populations occurring in the MS-63 and MS-64 grades. MS-65 and MS-66 examples get a little scarcer, but they are not too difficult to find. In MS-67, the population declines rapidly, with less than two dozen examples in PCGS holders. The finest examples appear at the MS-68 level, where the single finest example is a lone PCGS MS-68+ (this remarkably toned example is illustrated above -- it is one of only three PCGS MS-68+ Barber Quarters in the entire series, with none finer).