Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,056,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.10 (10/23/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1906 O 25C MS obverse 1906 O 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1906 New Orleans Mint quarter dollar is more available than one would expect in Mint State, with a fair number of gems certified. Examples in the higher circulated grades are scarce and remain quite popular with collectors. Unworn examples frequently reveal poor striking as a consequence of improperly heat treating both the dies and planchets. Quality control at the New Orleans Mint seems to have declined steadily as this series progressed.

David Lawrence's book illustrates a single repunched date variety, but this is not convincing and may just be strike doubling.

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Last Updated: 8/25/2016

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1906 O 25C MS
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Base $ 12.00 18.00 42.00 70.00 120 175 200 285 305 335 385 465 575 1300 1800 3000 7000 20000 - -
$ - - 220 295 315 - - - - - - 3850 12500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 142
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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12/6/2000 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1384, 1384/Lot# 1206 $119.90
1/25/2004 NGC MS 61   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2139 $391.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1550 $881.25
6/16/2013 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 121677 $148.50
7/7/2013 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 759, 768/Lot# 109 $415.00
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 3752 $2,360.58
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1202/Lot# 3655 $3,525.00


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