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: $3.10 (9/20/2017)
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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Last Updated: 8/25/2016

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1896 O 25C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 189
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 66


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9/6/2004 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 725 $1,553.00
8/11/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 3797 $1,380.00
12/13/2011 NGC G 4   Teletrade Auction 3189, 3189/Lot# 1097 $28.00
7/14/2013 NGC G 6   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131330/Lot# 22965 $58.00
9/1/2013 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/01/2013, 90/Lot# 134730 $31.01
3/28/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5296 $1,175.00
4/27/2014 PCGS AG 3   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 801, 810/Lot# 2337 $50.00
9/4/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1209/Lot# 4039 $1,116.25
1/4/2017 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(7), 1251/Lot# 9365 $881.25


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