Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,245
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: $3.39 (8/26/2016)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1892 25C PF obverse 1892 25C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Barber Quarter made its debut in 1892, following a coin design competition in 1891 in which outside artists were invited to submit their ideas, but none were acceptable. A new 'grand competition' was envisioned with 10 of America's most distinguished artists sending in proposals. However, less than two months was allowed and virtually no compensation was given, so nothing of significance was received. The Treasury Department then decided to have a public competition open to all comers with Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Henry Mitchell, and Charles Barber (then chief engraver at the mint) judging the results. Nothing was found to suit the committee, however Barber was selected to turn out a new design. His result was a design based on French influence with the result being the Liberty Head series now offered. In collector terminology, these have been named 'Barber Quarters (Dimes and Half Dollars in their respective denominations). Curiously enough, in the 1930s and 1940s, many numismatists referred to these as Morgan Quarters. During the first year, 1,245 proofs were struck, many of these being subsequently sold at the Columbian Exposition. The first proof strikes rolled off the press at 9:00 AM, January 2, 1892.

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1892 25C PF
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1892 25C PF Cameo
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1892 25C PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 383
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 69


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11/21/2002 PCGS PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2002 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #304, 304/Lot# 7073 $2,070.00
11/2/2003 PCGS PF 63   Teletrade Auction 1800, 1800/Lot# 1189 $522.50
9/23/2007 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2670 $1,063.75
1/3/2011 NGC PF 66   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 554 $2,990.00
4/24/2013 PCGS PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 8085 $587.50
6/5/2013 PCGS PF 67   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4460 $7,050.00
10/13/2013 NGC PF AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 773, 782/Lot# 1098 $300.00
12/22/2013 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 141967 $214.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base75277980683586389390892393193894895410301177161919532483309937305243876813619
76178881584487389891392593394195097910791324173021292688330942346418103850
0000009139259339419509791079132417302129268833094234641800
00000091892893594495210041128147118412306289335194738759300
1892 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8288568849159469779931010101910271036104411241280175121032663331139725555922314247
8378658949259569829981013102110301038107011761437186822892879353144996777108970
000000998101310211030103810701176143718682289287935314499677700
0000001004101610241033104110971228159419852476309537515027800000
1892 25C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9629941027106010951131114911671178118511961204129414671985237229823685440061021001515337
9721005103810711107113711551170118011881198123413511639211425753216392349677406117890
0000001155117011801188119812341351163921142575321639234967740600
0000001161117411821192120112641409181222432778345041615534871000
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Grade: PF 68 UC
Points: 6102
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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