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Obverse of 1895-O Barber Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1895-O Barber Quarter Dollar


1895-O BARBER
QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5611

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,816,000
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:
Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 775, not plated, sold for $402.50

Notes:
"This year both the 1895-O&S are fairly scarce despite having substantial mintages. 1895-O is the first New Orleans' date rated R4 [Very Scarce]. As would be expected from such a scarce coin, its pop is very low above MS 65...

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.

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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