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1900-O BARBER
QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5626

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,416,000
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

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-68. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5847, illustrated, sold for $14,375.00  From the Eliasberg Collection

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6158, not plated, sold for $1,035.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8173, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

ANACS MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1653, not illustrated, sold for $391.00

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. Beginning with this year the O-mints start to have poor strikes... 1900-O is one of the poorest struck issues of the entire series. Probably 1907-O is the only date that comes more softly struck."1

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

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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