1913-S 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Quarters 1892-1916

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
5666
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.30 grams
Mintage:
40,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
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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 2,500 R-4.5 13 / 74 TIE 13 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 16 / 74 TIE 16 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 70 R-8.3 38 / 74 TIE 38 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,500
60 or Better 150
65 or Better 70
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-7.5
65 or Better R-8.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 13 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 38 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 38 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2005:4165, $172,500 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2370, $86,250

2 MS67+ PCGS grade  
	MS67 PCGS grade

“Corona Del Mar” Collection

3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade

S. Benton Emery Collection, most likely purchased directly from the San Francisco Mint) - Walter P. Nichols Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1984:637 - Dr. Steven Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2009:1106, $60,375 - Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 2009 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30439, $70,500

3 MS67 PCGS grade
6 MS66+ PCGS grade
6 MS66+ PCGS grade
6 MS66+ estimated grade
9 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2015:3923, $35,250

9 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #5666 (MS)     66
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2005:4165, $172,500 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2370, $86,250

 
	MS67 PCGS grade 
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade

“Corona Del Mar” Collection

#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade

S. Benton Emery Collection, most likely purchased directly from the San Francisco Mint) - Walter P. Nichols Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1984:637 - Dr. Steven Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2009:1106, $60,375 - Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 2009 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30439, $70,500

#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#6 MS66+ PCGS grade
#6 MS66+ PCGS grade
#6 MS66+ estimated grade
#9 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2015:3923, $35,250

PCGS #5666 (MS)     66 #9 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1913-S Quarter is one of the great rarities in the Barber Quarter series. It is second rarest to the 1901-S Quarter and about on par with the 1896-S, though the 1896-S is less rare in circulated grades. Fortunately, collectors of long ago preserved some very nice examples of the 1913-S Quarter, including approximately 50-75 Mint State examples. Amazingly, the 1913-S is one of the few dates in the series that is represented by an MS68 example (a phenomenal condition-rarity). MS64 and MS65 seem to be the most plentiful Mint State grades, but even those are very rare and valuable. Above MS66, the 1913-S is extremely rare.

Some 1913-S Quarters feature a die crack connecting the lower right loop of the 3 with the bust just left of the tip. On the latest die states, the crack continues from the bottom of the 3 downward to the left until it hits the rim. Given the small mintage of this date, the crack may have been the reason for the early retirement of the dies.