Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 3,396,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.46 (9/21/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1893 O 25C MS obverse 1893 O 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The New Orleans Mint struck nearly a million more quarter dollars in 1893 than the previous year. Lacking the novelty of 1892's first-year status, this edition is more scarce across all grades. Gems are very elusive, while prooflike coins are quite rare. Typical of many O-Mint coins, the strike is rarely complete, with the arrow feathers quite often being incomplete.

Entirely new shipments of reverse dies were sent to the branch mints for 1893 to replace those of 1892 having their mintmarks awkwardly wedged between the tail feathers and letter R of QUARTER. The first new batch placed the mintmark far to the right, directly over the D in DOLLAR. Though this solved the technical difficulties experienced in 1892, the far right position looked odd to the eye, and a second batch of dies carried mintmarks centered above the space between the R of QUARTER and the D of DOLLAR. This proved to be the final resting place of the mintmark for the remainder of this series, but dies having the far right placement remained in use at New Orleans as late as 1895.

Varieties are few for 1893-O and include two minor RPMs that are of little interest.

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Last Updated: 8/21/2020

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1893 O 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 25.00 50.00 100.00 135 195 210 230 305 380 425 475 560 900 1750 3450 10000 25000 - -
$ - - 215 265 315 - - 500 615 1580 2500 4750 16150 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 234
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
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 1893 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base352394711313342282825311752---232
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Total352394711313342282825311852---233
 1%2%1%1%4%2%3%0%6%6%15%1%12%12%11%13%8%2%1%--- 
1893 O 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1--1-----2
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Total-------------1--1-----2
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base374559131212384469546648711798853894102112061568236236615544657971747808
394983158269412494580669740816866936108213261832279542885889677773850
000000494580669740816866936108213261832279542885889677700
000000520614690769834880978114414472097322849166234697500
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 711
Owner: timetogo
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 469
Owner: Steve's Excellent Collections
 
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