1913-S 25C MS68 Certification #50138352, PCGS #5666

Owner's Comments


Expert Comments

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.

24.30 millimeters
Charles E. Barber
6.30 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 2500 R-4.5 13 / 74 TIE 13 / 74 TIE
All Grades 150 R-7.5 16 / 74 TIE 16 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 70 R-8.3 38 / 74 TIE 38 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade 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