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1899-S BARBER
QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5624

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 708,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 24.3 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 6.25 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) just below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Recent appearances:

Notes:

"1899-S is turning out to be far scarcer than previously thought. Its ranking has moved up from 9th to 4th and its mint state pop is just 12 more than that of the 1901-S. Not bad for a coin with Gray sheet bids of $875 and $2,800 in MS 63 and 65 [as of 1999]. This date comes well struck and fairly bright. Proof-like specimens can also be found."
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The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

Sources and 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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