Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,484,000
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 (2/19/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1896 O 25C MS obverse 1896 O 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A modest mintage for this issue has rendered it scarce to rare across all grades. Examples grading Fine and higher are in constant demand from collectors, and Mint State survivors are genuinely rare.

It appears that the New Orleans Mint had by this time used up its 1893 shipment of reverse dies having the mintmark placed far to the right. Only centered mintmarks are seen for this and later O-Mint quarters. No other varieties have been observed for 1896-O.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/31/2020

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1896 O 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 85.00 155 260 535 780 1015 1030 1050 1200 1330 1450 1580 2300 3800 7500 15000 36500 45000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 222
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1896 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base3752205241123451022842094----222
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Total3752205241123451022842094----222
 17%23%9%2%11%0%5%1%2%2%5%1%1%4%2%9%4%2%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7285155426842102111731309145015371658173518342033278637084646561784949027977710572
76108245564901107112181356147915771683176819002284309340204969657686719277100420
0000001218135614791577168317681900228430934020496965768671927700
0000001263140315081617170918011966253534004333529375358849952700
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Grade: FINE Details
Points: 213
Owner: MikeR72
 
Grade: VG 8
Points: 155
Owner: Clay
 
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