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Obverse of 1905-S Barber Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1905-S Barber Quarter Dollar


1905-S BARBER
QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5641

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,884,000
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:
NGC MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1633 sold for $2,472.50

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 334 @$1,063.75

Notes:
"1905-S is just a little more available than its mintage would predict. Strike is pretty sharp for coins of this hub. We have seen several with unattractive toning, so the number of "nice" specimens may be less than we would think."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

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

 
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