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 Obverse of 1898 Barber Quarter Dollar     Obverse of 1898 Barber Quarter Dollar


1898 BARBER QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5619, 5684, 85684, 95684

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 11,100,000
Proofs: 735

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: ±24.3 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: ±6.25 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) just below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Images courtesy of R.M. Smythe

Significant examples:
NGC MS-68.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 592, illustrated, sold for $9,775.00

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-68.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2480, sold for $9,200.00

NGC Proof-68 Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5868, illustrated, not sold

NGC Proof-67 Ultra Cameo.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 414, illustrated, sold for $5,175.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

PCGS Proof-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6173, plated, unsold

NGC Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 593, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

PCGS Proof 66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1649, illustrated, sold for $3,105.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8192, illustrated, sold for $4,715.00  Sold on behalf of the Wilkins Foundation

PCGS Proof 65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1650, illustrated, sold for $1,437.00

"Gem Brilliant Proof" (illustrated above).  Ex - R.M. Smythe "Nebraska Part IV", November 17, 2000, Lot 1688

PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5867, not illustrated, sold for $546.25

ANACS Proof-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8191, not illustrated, sold for $661.25

MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1651, illustrated, sold for $747.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 345, not plated, sold for $201.25

Brilliant Uncirculated, or better.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 781, not plated, sold for $126.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-69!

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-68.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRDC-68's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"The Complete Guide To Certified Barber Coinage" by David & John Feigenbaum

 
 

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