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Obverse of 1895 Barber Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1895 Barber Quarter Dollar


1895 BARBER QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5610, 5681, 85681, 95681

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,440,000
Proofs: 880

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

Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 176, illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 410, illustrated, sold for $2,012.50  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

Notes:

"1895-P&O come with satiny luster and strikes typical of their mints."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 example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-68.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-68.

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