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1906-O BARBER
QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5644

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,056,000
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

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66.   Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5850, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00  Eliasberg Collection

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 180, illustrated, sold for $1,207.50

Notes:

"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.

1906-O is one of the more poorly struck O-mints. Even AU specimens may lack a full band under LIBERTY. A few specimens show "mumps" - a slight bulging on the neck due to die buckling. However, this is more common with the 1907-O and 1908-O. This oddity is more pronounced in the half-dollars of the same years."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 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

 
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