Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,414,800
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.13 (5/23/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1897 O 25C MS obverse 1897 O 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This low-mintage entry in the Barber Quarter series is scarce to rare across all grades. Examples grading Fine and higher are especially elusive and remain on many collectors' want lists. Mint State pieces are rare, with gems being particularly so.

There are no varieties known for 1897-O, and all examples have the centered mintmark position used for all New Orleans pieces 1896-1909.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/25/2016

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1897 O 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 40.00 65.00 180 385 550 650 750 925 1050 1275 1500 1700 1950 2850 3850 9200 20000 - - -
$ - - 775 950 1100 - - - - - - 11750 29500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 146
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 439 $2,530.00
2/28/2011 NGC VF 30   Teletrade Auction 3022, 3022/Lot# 1464 $322.00
4/27/2011 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1154/Lot# 10337 $276.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3103 $1,075.25
2/7/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3440 $1,586.25
4/24/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 2047 $1,175.00
3/2/2014 PCGS AG 3   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 160688 $25.25
4/27/2014 PCGS AG 3   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 801, 810/Lot# 2338 $30.00
10/9/2016 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131642/Lot# 25126 $352.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base41501433207649741138128414301521164717251911200922812631319846945227529358016343
448120246883410281186133214601563167317871943209923972820369648715249546259810
0000001186133214601563167317871943209923972820369648715249546200
0000001235138114901605169918491976219025143009419550495271563100
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 5227
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
Grade: AG 3
Points: 41
Owner: ILJC#70
 
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