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Obverse of 1908-D Barber Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1908-D Barber Quarter Dollar


1908-D BARBER
QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5650

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 5,788,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 24.3 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 6.25 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "D" (for Denver) just below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6164, not plated, sold for $948.75

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 796, not plated, sold for $126.50

Notes:
"The 1908-D is also a "sleeper" because its high mintage causes it to be often overlooked.

Though ranked fairly high, the 1908-D is quite a bit better in MS 66 and above. It comes with a decent strike and nice luster."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-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

 
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