Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,640,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.87 (9/18/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1892 O 25C MS obverse 1892 O 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Being far from the center of coin collecting activity, the New Orleans Mint issue of this new coin type was saved in much lower quantities than its Philadelphia cousin. Nevertheless, a fair number were preserved for their novelty, which existed throughout the nation among members of the general public. Gems are scarce but not rare, but superior examples grading MS 66 and higher are far more rare than for 1892(P).

Reverse dies were taken from two distinctive hubs this year. Since branch mint production typically commenced after that of the Philadelphia Mint, fewer of these dies featured the Type 1 reverse, and it is noticeably more scarce among surviving coins. Among its distinctive features is that the eagle is positioned ever so slightly higher in the field, but this proved to have little effect on a problem encountered with the mintmark placement. While the similar half dollar possessed plenty of room to fit a mintmark under the eagle's tail, the quarter dollar did not. In 1892 alone it was wedged into the tight space between the feathers and letter R of QUARTER, which led to displacement of the adjacent design features and occasional chipping of the die steel between these elements.

Doubled dies are known for both obverse and reverse. As with the Philadelphia coins, only a few of these attract collector attention, but the better ones will be attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service. The one repunched date variety is a little hard to discern on worn coins but shows clear doubling of the 2 on higher-grade examples. A repunched mintmark variety is also known for 1892-O. It is quite minor and would likely go unheralded were it not for the paucity of such varieties in this series.

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Last Updated: 3/13/2020

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1892 O 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 496
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1892 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base242583891231943337196852451---496
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Total242583891231943337196872461---499
 0%1%0%1%2%1%2%2%2%6%19%1%7%14%19%17%5%1%0%--- 

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