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Obverse of 1902 Barber Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1902 Barber Quarter Dollar


1902 BARBER QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5631, 5688, 85688

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 12,196,967
Proofs: 777

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: ±24.3 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: ±6.25 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) just below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof 65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1656, illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

PCGS Proof-64 Cameo.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 420, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1689, sold for $1,610.00

Notes:

"1902 is a fairly typical middle year in the Barber quarter series. Though the 1902-P has the second highest mintage, it was largely ignored. It comes with a decent strike and nice luster."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 18 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-67.

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