1897-S 25C MS66+ Certification #25389080, PCGS #5618

Owner's Comments

CAC

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1897-S Quarter Dollar is found with the mintmark in two positions: one with the S above the space between the R of QUARTER and the D of DOLLAR and another with the S above the left edge of the D.  Apparently, the first variety (S between the R and D) is the scarcer of the two.  Click on the "View All Images" link to see examples of both.

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
542229
Weight
6.30 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
2
Pop Lower
607
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2000 R-4.6 1 / 74 TIE 1 / 74 TIE
All Grades 100 R-8.0 9 / 74 TIE 9 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 11 / 74 TIE 11 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  
	MS67 PCGS grade

Craig M. Morgan, M.D. Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1998:147, $10,925 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98563, $21,150 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2017:214, $28,200 - R.S.D. Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
	MS67 PCGS grade

Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 11/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98402, $36,425 - Sage Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2013:6372, $15,275 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 5/2018:267, $15,275 - Srotag Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection - Corona Del Mar Collection (PCGS Set Registry)