Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,788,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.86 (9/19/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1916 BARBER 25C MS obverse 1916 BARBER 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

No quarter dollars were struck until the final months of 1916, as it was anticipating that the new Standing Liberty type would be ready far sooner than it was. When the demand for additional quarters forced production, the Philadelphia Mint struck a relatively modest number of coins compared to previous years. Though the usual number of Mint State coins, including gems, have survived, nice coins in the higher circulated grades are more scarce than these. Of course, the availability of MS coins puts a cap on the value of scarce XF and AU specimens.

Most 1916(P) Barber Quarters are poorly struck at the deepest cavities of the dies: The hair at Liberty's forehead and the eagle's left claw and arrow feathers.

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Last Updated: 9/18/2020

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1916 BARBER 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 10.50 13.00 20.00 40.00 85.00 130 145 170 210 245 250 285 400 470 880 1260 5500 - - -
$ - - 150 175 215 - - 310 425 575 1200 1850 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 479
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
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: 9/15/2020 1916 BARBER 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base51997919681571113597810649131---479
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Total51997919681572113617910650131---484
 1%4%2%1%2%0%2%1%2%3%15%0%3%13%16%22%10%3%0%--- 

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