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1908 BARBER QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5649, 5694

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,232,000
Proofs: 545

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:
PCGS Proof-67.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 432, illustrated, sold for $6,210.00  From the Philadelphia Family Collection

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 433, illustrated, sold for $747.50  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5852, not illustrated, sold for $891.25

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8178, not illustrated, sold for $805.00  From the estate of Harry West

Superb Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot
795, plated, sold for $1,955.00

Notes:
"The 1908-P comes nice for a coin from the 3rd hub and is a slightly better date."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 5 PR-68'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