Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,414,800
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: $3.53 (8/21/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 O 25C MS obverse 1897 O 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A historic key date in the Barber quarter series, the 1897-O had a mintage of just under 1.5 million coins. Examples are elusive in all grades.

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Last Updated: 3/26/2014

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1897 O 25C MS
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Base $ 38.00 65.00 180 350 490 490 650 725 800 950 1065 1350 1525 1800 2500 3650 8300 19100 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 114
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 67


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9/10/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 3 - 5 & 9 - 10 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 3035/Lot# 34068


Auction Prices Realized

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2/24/2003 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 439 $2,530.00
3/5/2006 PCGS G 4   Teletrade Auction 2170, 2170/Lot# 1289 $47.00
7/28/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 269, 275/Lot# 363 $1,069.50
8/11/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 3802 $1,380.00
2/7/2013 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 7772 $470.00
3/2/2014 PCGS AG 3   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 160688 $25.25
7/11/2014 PCGS G 4   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20224 $16.45


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