Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,414,800
Catalog: KM-114
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.42 (8/30/2016)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 O 25C MS obverse 1897 O 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A historic key date in the Barber quarter series, the 1897-O had a mintage of just under 1.5 million coins. Examples are elusive in all grades.

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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: 141
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/24/2003 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 439 $2,530.00
5/10/2006 PCGS G 4   Teletrade Auction 2202, 2202/Lot# 1183 $50.00
6/16/2013 NGC G 4   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 756, 765/Lot# 916 $41.00
8/30/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3108 $1,997.50
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1202/Lot# 3652 $2,232.50
3/2/2014 PCGS AG 3   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 160688 $25.25
9/3/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 3 - 5 & 9 - 10 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 3035/Lot# 34068 $211.50
5/31/2015 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131523/Lot# 23366 $199.75
2/4/2016 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1232/Lot# 3872 $4,700.00


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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