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1893-S BARBER
QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5606

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,454,535
Proofs: 0

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 24.3 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 6.25 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) just below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6236, plated, sold for $19,550.00  Tied for finest known, From the Alex Highland Collection

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8171, illustrated, not sold

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-P&S come well struck with nice luster, the 1893-S sometimes being Prooflike"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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