Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,612,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.07 (10/18/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1901 O 25C MS obverse 1901 O 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1901-O quarter dollar is among the most scarce issues for the Barber series. It is elusive and costly across all grades, with examples grading Fine and higher being moderately rare. Mint State specimens are truly rare in any grade, with gems being extremely so.

All 1901-O quarters are from the 2/3 hub pair (see 1900 for a description). There are no varieties known, and the doubled-die reverse illustrated in David Lawrence's book is simply strike doubling.

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Last Updated: 8/25/2016

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1901 O 25C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 93
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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9/9/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 September Long Beach Signature Sale #355, 355/Lot# 6393 $3,737.50
1/18/2006 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 2147, 2147/Lot# 1213 $235.20
2/21/2011 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 560, 567/Lot# 1247 $379.50
1/5/2014 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131402/Lot# 22869 $119.85
3/2/2014 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131410/Lot# 29254 $170.38
8/31/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131436/Lot# 23131 $141.00
10/12/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 225675 $222.00
7/20/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 30974 $111.63


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