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1899 BARBER QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5622, 5685, 85685

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 12,624,000
Proofs: 846

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:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6174, plated, sold for $2,300.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 595, illustrated, sold for $1,438.00

NGC Proof-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 415, illustrated, sold for $2,760.00  From the Philadelphia Family Collection

Very Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 330, sold for $1,150.00

Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1232, sold for $529.00

Brilliant Uncirculated, or nearly so.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 782, not plated, sold for $115.00

Notes:

"1899-P has the highest mintage of the entire series, yet 12 coins have higher mint state populations. This is another reminder that middle years tend to be overlooked."
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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-66.

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