Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,852,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.09 (10/21/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1894 O 25C MS obverse 1894 O 25C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The 1894-O quarter dollar is moderately scarce in the higher circulated grades, and the supply of Mint State pieces is small relative to the number coined. Gems (MS 65 and higher) are rare.

Both the far right and centered mintmark positions are known for this issue, and collectors have taken little note of their relative rarity. One of the far right dies has a repunched mintmark, but this is hard to see on worn specimens. An extremely minor repunched date variety is noted solely for completeness.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/25/2016

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1894 O 25C MS
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Base $ 14.00 21.00 45.00 80.00 180 240 310 365 450 535 565 675 1050 1700 2750 5750 15500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 153
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/15/2003 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 346 $575.00
1/31/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 217, 223/Lot# 8609 $333.50
7/6/2008 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 2553, 2553/Lot# 1379 $123.20
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 3794 $5,175.00
8/11/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 9954 $747.50
6/23/2014 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20200 $126.90
10/28/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98554 $9,987.50


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