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: $2.69 (8/1/2015)
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: 195
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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3/20/2003 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 Charlotte ANA National Money Signature Sale #316, 316/Lot# 5726 $1,035.00
1/25/2004 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2122 $241.50
3/28/2010 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2830, 2830/Lot# 2244 $92.00
7/8/2012 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/08/2012, 30/Lot# 57237 $43.34
7/26/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 5769 $881.25
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8779 $381.88
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 8066 $282.00
7/7/2013 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 759, 768/Lot# 107 $135.00

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