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1905 BARBER QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5639, 5691, 85691

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,967,523
Proofs: 727

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: ±24.3 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: ±6.25 grams

Edge: Reeded

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

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-68.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 424, illustrated, sold for $9,200.00

NGC Proof-67.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 425, illustrated, sold for $4,140.00  From the Philadelphia Family Collection

NGC Proof-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 426, illustrated, sold for $2,070.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6239, plated, unsold  From the Alex Highland Collection

Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1236, sold for $805.00

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 600, illustrated, sold for $1,208.00

Brilliant Proof and nearly in the Choice category.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 792, not plated, sold for $184.00

Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1237, sold for $460.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8176, not illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

Notes:
"Mint production is quite a bit lower this year - 1905-P has the lowest mintage of the P-mints since 1896. So even though the total MS pop at 140 is less than the 144 of the 1904-P [as of 1999], its is about twice as high."
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The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-66.

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