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Obverse of 1892-O Barber Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1892-O Barber Quarter Dollar


1892-O BARBER
QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5602

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 
2,640,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 24.3 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 6.25 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans) just below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8168, not illustrated, sold for $977.50

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6154, not plated, sold for $948.75

MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 590, not illustrated, sold for $173.00

Ef-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 591, not illustrated, sold for $86.00

Notes:

Being the first year of issue, all three dates come well struck with nice luster. Still, 1892-O doesn't have the sharp details of the other two. 1892-O with its modest mintage, was once considered a better date. However, we now know it was saved in substantial numbers."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

1. "The Complete Guide To Certified Barber Coinage" by David & John Feigenbaum

 
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