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Obverse of 1904-O Barber Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1904-O Barber Quarter Dollar


PCGS No: 5638


Circulation strikes: 2,456,000
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

Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6160, not plated, sold for $1,552.50

AU-55.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6787,
not illustrated, sold for $287.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 791, not plated, sold for $345.00   1904 'O' Quarters in this grade range are among the scarcest issues of their type struck after 1901


"1904-O is far scarcer in trouble-free condition that its R4 rating [Very Scarce] implies. Not only is this date usually poorly struck, but many examples come with a facial depression caused by saw dust stuck to the planchet (saw dust was used by the New Orleans' Mint to dry the planchet stock. 1904-O half dollars almost always display this facial depression)."

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