Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,816,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.33 (2/24/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1895 O 25C MS obverse 1895 O 25C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Following the pattern of most branch mint Barber Quarters of the mid 1890s, this issue is scarce in grades Very Fine through About Uncirculated, the most popular of collector grades. Mint State survivors are scarce in all grades, with gems being quite rare. New Orleans Mint coins of this period are always a bit weakly struck where the deepest die cavities oppose one another. Specifically, the hair of Liberty's forehead and the arrow feathers competed for planchet fill, with both losing some detail.

No varieties are known for 1895-O, aside from the mintmark position differences noted for several dates. Two each are known for the older dies having a far right placement and the successor dies with the mintmark centered above R and D.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/25/2016

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1895 O 25C MS
Base $ 16.00 25.00 50.00 90.00 185 260 325 350 530 550 575 825 1200 1500 3100 7650 15500 57500 - -
$ - - 335 385 540 - - - - 2150 - - - -

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Total Graded: 126
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67

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1/31/2010 NGC MS 66   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 1009 $7,475.00
8/11/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 9956 $690.00
2/2/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 167693 $418.00
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