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: $2.66 (9/2/2015)
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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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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 $ 63.00 100.00 215 330 560 870 910 1050 1275 1500 1650 2250 4375 7900 18000 35000 45000 - -
$ 610 900 1000 1125 1350 1625 1900 3000 5000 11000 26000 - -

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Total Graded: 156
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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7/27/2002 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York, NY Signature Sale #296, 296/Lot# 7844 $1,552.50
9/6/2004 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 725 $1,553.00
6/11/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 383, 389/Lot# 8017 $2,616.25
6/26/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3090, 3090/Lot# 1732 $253.00
1/9/2013 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9977 $293.75
7/4/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21211 $299.63
8/31/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 182126 $201.00
9/7/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 207284 $192.00

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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