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Obverse of 1906 Barber Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1906 Barber Quarter Dollar


PCGS Nos: 5642, 5692, 85692


Circulation strikes: 3,655,760
Proofs: 675

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


Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 428, illustrated, sold for $2,702.50  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5870, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 601, illustrated, sold for $633.00

Proof-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1661, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

ANACS Proof-61.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6178, not plated, sold for $264.50


"The Denver Mint began production this year, while San Francisco did not make any quarters. Quarter production is fairly evenly divided among the three mints.

Though only 3.6 million quarters were made in Philadelphia, quite a few have survived in mint state compared with those of the proceeding years. Some very nice coins may have been made by the new Denver Mint, but for the most part the strikes and details are disappointing. Though there are 35 graded in MS 65, only ten have been graded higher [as of 2002]."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

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

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-66'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