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Obverse of 1894-O Barber Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1894-O Barber Quarter Dollar


1894-O BARBER
QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5608

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,852,000
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 David Lawrence Rare Coins

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6156, not plated, sold for $471.50

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].

This year it is the 1894-O that is most likely to be proof-like, although the "S" may be also. Like most other New Orleans dates, 1894-O will not have sharp details."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-66'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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