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1893-O BARBER
QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5605

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,396,000
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

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6155, not plated, sold for $1,092.50

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8170, not illustrated, sold for $517.50

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 327, sold for $862.50

Brilliant Uncirculated, or better.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 774, not plated, sold for $126.50

Notes:
"This second year of the series wasn't saved as much as we might have expected. All three dates have lower populations than their 1892 counterparts...

1893-O has a decent strike for an O-mint, but details will not be sharp."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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