Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,484,000
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: $2.95 (3/5/2015)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1896 O 25C MS obverse 1896 O 25C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The 1896 New Orleans quarter, coming from a mintage of 4.484 million pieces, is available in the lower circulated grades, but becomes very scarce in the Fine and above levels of preservation. David Lawrence, in his second edition The Complete Guide to Barber Quarters, provides the following rarity levels for the '96-O: F/VF, R.4, XF, R.4, AU, R.5, and MS, R.6.

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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1896 O 25C MS
Base $ 63.00 100.00 215 330 560 560 870 910 1050 1275 1375 1500 1650 2250 4375 7900 18000 35000 45000 - -
$ 610 900 1000 1125 1350 1475 1625 1900 3000 5000 11000 26000 - -

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Total Graded: 155
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
9/6/2004 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 725 $1,553.00
2/22/2006 PCGS G 6   Teletrade Auction 2165, 2165/Lot# 1189 $78.40
8/28/2008 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 278, 284/Lot# 5420 $5,462.50
4/28/2010 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 8244 $747.50
6/1/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1156/Lot# 8008 $322.00
7/8/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131229/Lot# 24808 $99.00
1/13/2013 NGC VG 8   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131304/Lot# 20987 $76.00
6/23/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20202 $323.13
10/12/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 182126 $183.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 O 25C MS
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Grade: VF 35
Points: 842
Owner: Numismatreasure
Grade: VG 8
Points: 155
Owner: Clay
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