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: $3.17 (8/25/2019)
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: 5/31/2019

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1896 O 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 84.00 155 260 545 780 1020 1040 1080 1350 1400 1530 1650 2350 4000 7500 15000 38000 45000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 214
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/20/2019 1896 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base3551185221123451022841994----214
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Total3551185221123451022841994----214
 16 %24 %8 %2 %10 %0 %6 %1 %2 %2 %5 %1 %1 %4 %2 %9 %4 %2 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/6/2004 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 725 $1,553.00
9/6/2010 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 512, 519/Lot# 230 $851.00
3/13/2012 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 3241, 3241/Lot# 1078 $67.00
5/25/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22280 $323.13
7/6/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 182126 $201.00
10/27/2014 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98412 $22,325.00
4/27/2016 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1234/Lot# 4637 $29,375.00
2/16/2017 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1252/Lot# 7445 $470.00
6/11/2017 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131725/Lot# 25075 $141.00
9/7/2017 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2017 September 7 - 10 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1259/Lot# 7425 $552.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 25C MS O
 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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