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


PCGS No: 5652


Circulation strikes: 784,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 24.3 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 6.25 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) just below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 181, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8179, not illustrated, sold for $776.25

Though the 1908-S has fallen in the mint state rankings (from 12th), this date continues to enjoy strong collector demand because of its very low mintage. Like the 1901-O and 1909-O, with which it is often compared, decent pieces will not stay in inventory for more than a few days."1

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

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