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1900 BARBER QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5625, 5686, 85686

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 10,016,000
Proofs: 912

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:
NGC Proof-68.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2481, sold for $8,625.00

PCGS Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 417, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 418, illustrated, sold for $3,450.00  From the Philadelphia Family Collection

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8193, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1688, sold for $1,897.00

NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 258, sold for $776.25

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 331, sold for $977.50

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8172, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

Brilliant Uncirculated. 
Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 784, not plated, sold for $115.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 346, not plated, sold for $115.00

Notes:
"The hub was changed during the year so that there really are two types for each mint (see The Complete Guide to Barber quarters, 2nd Ed.). Dies produced from the new hub have shallower details in the hair over Liberty's forehead and in the word LIBERTY itself. On the reverse, the eagle's right claw (as you see it) is hardly ever well struck. All quarters after this year have this third die type (remember that the hub was changed in 1892 also).

1900 is similar to the previous year, but 1900-S is not as scarce as the 1899-S. 

1900-P is decently struck as one would expect..."

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 PRCA-67'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