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1894 BARBER QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5607, 5680, 85680, 95680

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,432,000
Proofs: 972

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: ±24.3 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: ±6.25 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) just below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7427, illustrated, not sold

NGC Proof-67.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 175, illustrated, sold for $2,875.00

PCGS Proof-65 Cameo.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 408, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1229 Not Sold

Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1630 Not Sold

NGC MS-64.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 409, illustrated, sold for $529.00

Notes:

"This year the certified populations of the P&O Mints continued to fall from the two previous years, so that now for the first time the P-mint is an R2 [Common] and the O-mint an R3 [Scarce]. Note that 1894-P has only five coins graded higher than MS 65 [as of 1999].

Both 1894-P&S come sharply struck. 1894-P has a satiny luster while the "S" is usually brighter."1

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-67's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-67.

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