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1901-O BARBER
QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5629

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,612,000
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-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 178, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00

Notes:

"Another good year for this series.

1901-O is a well known scarcity. In general it comes with a less-than-average New Orleans' strike. It doesn't help that these all come from the Type III hub. Nice AU specimens are rare (only one "slider" certified) and gems too are difficult to come by. This is one date to acquire early in your collection, if you are fortunate enough to locate one."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-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

 
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