Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,484,000
Catalog: KM-114
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.73 (7/30/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1896 O 25C MS obverse 1896 O 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1896 New Orleans quarter, coming from a mintage of 4.484 million pieces, is available in the lower circulated grades, but becomes very scarce in the Fine and above levels of preservation. David Lawrence, in his second edition The Complete Guide to Barber Quarters, provides the following rarity levels for the '96-O: F/VF, R.4, XF, R.4, AU, R.5, and MS, R.6.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Last Updated: 3/26/2014

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1896 O 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 63.00 100.00 215 330 560 560 870 910 1050 1275 1375 1500 1650 2250 4375 7900 18000 35000 45000 - -
$ 610 900 1000 1125 1350 1475 1625 1900 3000 5000 11000 26000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 146
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/14/2008 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 February Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #460, 460/Lot# 391 $5,750.00
8/28/2008 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 278, 284/Lot# 5420 $5,462.50
1/5/2011 NGC MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5516 $27,600.00
2/28/2011 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 3022, 3022/Lot# 1462 $241.50
11/29/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1177/Lot# 3564 $1,292.50
8/25/2013 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131336/Lot# 24636 $82.00
9/25/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 3705 $1,292.50
3/2/2014 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 165025 $56.39


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7285155426842102111731309145015371658173518342033278637084646561784949027977710572
76108245564901107112181356147915771683176819002284309340204969657686719277100420
0000001218135614791577168317681900228430934020496965768671927700
0000001263140315081617170918011966253534004333529375358849952700
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Grade: VF 35
Points: 842
Owner: Numismatreasure
 
Grade: VG 8
Points: 155
Owner: Clay
 
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