Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 712,000
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: $3.12 (10/1/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1909 O 25C MS obverse 1909 O 25C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The 1909-O is quite scarce in all grades, even in XF and AU. In the latter grade, this is one of the hardest in the series to locate, per David Lawrence's book. In a letter cited in the April, 1997 Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. Collection catalog by Bowers and Merena, Lawrence further states, 'The 1909-O is the scarcest of all the New Orleans Mint Barber quarters in most grades, especially if with a decent strike. It is on the want list of just about everyone who wants to build a Mint State set.'

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/26/2014

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1909 O 25C MS
Base $ 40.00 90.00 440 875 1900 1900 2250 2350 2550 2800 3150 3350 3600 4600 5350 9500 22500 45000 - - -
$ 2250 2350 2450 2650 3000 3300 3500 3850 5000 7350 11000 - - -
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Total Graded: 75
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

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3/14/1996 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1996 Mid-Winter ANA Bullet Sale #152, 152/Lot# 250 $1,760.00
6/25/2006 PCGS G 6   Teletrade Auction 2223, 2223/Lot# 1507 $68.00
8/8/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 3762 $14,100.00
9/22/2013 NGC VG 8   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131340/Lot# 22713 $352.50
11/3/2013 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 149340 $27.00
3/2/2014 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131410/Lot# 29257 $211.50
4/27/2014 PCGS G 4   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 801, 810/Lot# 2342 $55.00
6/3/2014 PCGS VG 10   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3909 $129.25

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