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1908-O BARBER
QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5651

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 6,244,000
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:
MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5574, not illustrated, sold for $356.50
 
Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 797, not plated, sold for $138.00

Notes:
"1908-O is interesting because, after the 1907-O, it is the most likely date in the series to display "mumps." Its strike is usually soft, but most coins have nice luster."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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