Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,230,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.16 (9/24/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1905 O 25C MS obverse 1905 O 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This entry in the Barber Quarter series is scarce in all grades, and it becomes genuinely rare at the XF level and higher. Gem MS examples are all but unknown, due mostly to poor manufacture. The New Orleans Mint was suffering from aging equipment by this time, and it also seemed to have some difficulty in properly annealing its planchets. The result was poorly struck coins that often reveal flaws that were present on the planchets prior to striking and were not smoothed out by complete filling of the dies.

No varieties are known for this issue, but David Lawrence identified four reverse dies from minor positional variations in the mintmark.

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Last Updated: 11/1/2019

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1905 O 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 55.00 95.00 170 270 310 385 465 550 625 730 850 1050 1450 3100 5500 12000 16500 - - -
$ - - 490 575 660 - - - - 3450 6500 12750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 123
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/22/2020 1905 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base11138131323113111471215221---123
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Total11138131323113111481215221---124
 9%10%6%10%10%2%2%1%1%2%9%1%3%6%10%12%2%2%1%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5059982954776638189541044110111811233145016291977259743535468728494101018411003
5372163355539714863984106311271198130515091745218331824724607379929668104570
00000086398410631127119813051509174521833182472460737992966800
000000908101410821154121513771569186123903767509666788701992600
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2597
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: VG 8
Points: 98
Owner: Josh1986
 
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