Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,892,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.15 (5/28/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1901 25C MS obverse 1901 25C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Mint State survivors are fairly plentiful, though very few exceed the MS 64 grade.

This is another fairly common issue across most circulated grades, though coins of this series become progressively more common from 1900-1916. This is due to the fact that collecting coins from circulation didn't catch on until the mid 1930s, by which time most Barber coins had been receiving steady use and commensurate wear for 20-40 years. A common date of the 1890s is thus more rare than a common date of the 1910s by a factor of many multiples.

All Barber Quarters dated 1901 and later are from dies displaying the 2/3 hub combination (see 1900 for a description). A very faint repunched date is known for 1901(P), but it is of little interest to collectors.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/25/2016

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1901 25C MS
Base $ 9.50 12.00 24.00 38.00 80.00 135 150 170 210 235 260 325 460 630 1350 2300 15500 - - -
$ - - 155 190 225 - - - 550 - - 2900 - -

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Total Graded: 346
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

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8/8/1999 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1196, 1196/Lot# 1204 $196.20
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2678 $1,437.50
5/22/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 247, 253/Lot# 5776 $230.00
10/27/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131345/Lot# 22204 $146.88
6/1/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 178823 $426.80
6/2/2014 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3484, 6033/Lot# 20144 $58.75
12/13/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131551/Lot# 27095 $446.50
4/4/2017 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1253/Lot# 15399 $1,938.75

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