Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,236,000
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: $3.37 (9/15/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1892 25C MS obverse 1892 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The dime, quarter, and half dollar designs by Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber made their debut in 1892 with production at all three operating mints. The obverse of these coins depicts a representation of Liberty not unlike that used on the Morgan dollar of 1878-1921, except that the portrait faces right instead of left. Thirteen stars are arranged around the periphery with the motto IN GOD WE TRUST at the upper rim and the date at the bottom. The reverse of the quarter and half dollar shows Barber's interpretation of the Great Seal of the United States, with the usual statutory inscriptions around the rim. The dime's reverse was that used on the Seated dime from 1860 through 1891.

The first reverse hub prepared for the quarter in 1892, known as the Type One reverse, shows the eagle's left (facing) wingtip covering only a small portion of the E in UNITED. For unknown reasons, but apparently early in the production run, this hub was replaced by the Type Two reverse that shows the eagle's left (facing) wingtip covering most of the E in UNITED. Business strikes and proofs with the Type One reverse are considerably scarcer than their Type Two counterparts.

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1892 25C MS
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Base $ 9.50 12.00 26.00 42.00 82.00 82.00 130 145 165 205 230 250 300 450 660 1200 2075 6000 20000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1642
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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9/15/2003 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 344 $1,495.00
1/31/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 217, 223/Lot# 8607 $138.00
7/11/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 2886, 2886/Lot# 1615 $218.50
7/10/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131129/Lot# 20914 $138.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7041 $372.48
4/7/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/07/2013, 69/Lot# 108646 $276.10
5/19/2014 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3482, 6031/Lot# 20183 $129.25


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