Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Quarters (1892-1916)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 6,540,800
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.12 (2/28/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1916 D 25C MS obverse 1916 D 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Denver Mint had just undertaken production of the new Mercury Dime when an order came from the director in Washington, DC to concentrate on the production of quarter dollars until further notice to meet a shortage in that region of the country. This suspended production of 1916-D dimes at just 264,000 pieces, making it the key issue in the Mercury series. Ironically, the resulting 1916-D quarters became the most common issue in the Barber series. This date/mint is common across all grades through MS 65, with a generous number of MS 66 pieces, as well. Most, however, are poorly struck---a common flaw in most of the later Barber Quarters.

Repunched mintmark varieties are plentiful, as many as eight being confirmed. Most are quite similar, showing the curve of a letter D within the opening of the final punching. It has been speculated that the the reverse dies shipped to Denver were first punched with the Small D used for cents, nickels and the new Mercury Dimes and then had to be rectified.

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Last Updated: 1/17/2020

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1916 D 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 8.50 12.00 20.00 40.00 75.00 125 140 155 200 225 245 300 375 520 830 1370 4500 - - -
$ - - 150 165 210 - - 325 410 570 925 1750 6400 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1606
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/25/2020 1916 D 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base347161538143620416715956619624740317051101--1605
-------------113352---15
--------------27342---18
----------------1-----1
Total347161538143620416715956619725041317760141--1639
 0%3%1%1%2%1%2%1%3%4%10%0%4%12%15%25%11%4%1%0%-- 
1916 D 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-------1
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Total--------------1-------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 D 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3237456713927233639546150556360268082010281309187825914086502255106032
3339529118329335541747552457662872688911211498211530894398518456840
00000035541747552457662872688911211498211530894398518400
00000037543949054358965477395812151688235335874710534700
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1309
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1309
Owner: Mr. Thompson
 
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