1893-S 25C MS66 Certification #15496005, PCGS #5606

Owner's Comments

CAC

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1893, dies were manufactured for S-Mint Barber Quarter Dollars with the mintmarks shifted to the right.  This mitigated the problem of die chipping that resulted from the centering of the mintmark on the 1892-S Quarter Dollar.  Researchers have noted two different mintmark positions on the 1893-S Quarter Dollar: one with the S positioned above the space between the R of QUARTER and the D of DOLLAR and another with the S positioned above the left edge of the D.  Examples of both can be seen by clicking on the "View All Images" link.

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
1454535
Weight
6.30 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
4
Pop Lower
255
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2000 R-4.6 1 / 74 TIE 1 / 74 TIE
All Grades 200 R-7.0 24 / 74 TIE 24 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 20 / 74 TIE 20 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 estimated grade