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Obverse of 1900-S Barber Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1900-S Barber Quarter Dollar


PCGS No: 5627


Circulation strikes: 1,858,585
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

Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

Recent appearances:
ICG MS-64.  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 14, 2000, Lot 1094

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8174, not illustrated, sold for $494.50

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 785, not plated, sold for $63.25

"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-S is the last of the so-called "Philippine Hoard" dates. It is more available than either 1898-S or 1899-S and also doesn't come with as sharp a strike. There are a great many AU coins around, even in AU 55-58."1

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

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"The Complete Guide To Certified Barber Coinage" by David & John Feigenbaum