Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,874,000
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: $2.66 (9/3/2015)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1896 25C MS obverse 1896 25C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

With an original mintage of 3.8 million pieces, the 1896 is a fairly typical P-mint Barber quarter from the 1890s: a plentiful date in circulated grades, yet scarce in Mint State.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/26/2014

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1896 25C MS
Base $ 10.00 12.00 26.00 42.00 90.00 135 155 230 250 300 345 485 680 1275 3900 10000 - - -
$ 100.00 150 175 245 270 325 375 575 920 1650 5200 18400 -

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Total Graded: 203
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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11/21/1997 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1997 Santa Clara Bullet Sale #179, 179/Lot# 243 $385.00
2/1/2009 NGC MS 67   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 890 $4,773.00
5/15/2011 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 3066, 3066/Lot# 1471 $86.25
7/8/2012 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/08/2012, 30/Lot# 57237 $43.34
12/16/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131252/Lot# 24142 $499.38
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7044 $259.68
7/7/2013 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 759, 768/Lot# 107 $135.00
7/4/2014 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21210 $162.15
2/26/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1218/Lot# 3640 $3,760.00

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