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Obverse of 1896 Barber Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1896 Barber Quarter Dollar


1896 BARBER QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5613, 5682, 85682, 95682

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,874,000
Proofs: 762

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-67 Ultra Cameo.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 412, illustrated, sold for $9,775.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 254, plated, sold for $2,702.50

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6171, not plated, sold for $1,092.50

NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 255, sold for $575.00

Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 328, sold for $184.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 256, sold for $517.50

Notes:
"1896 is a good year for Barber quarters. The 1896-P is only a slightly better date, but still more difficult to locate than the mintage and populations bear out.

Both 1896-P&S normally come with a strong strike."1

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 9 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 4 PRCA-67's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRDC-68'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