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Obverse of 1909 Barber Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1909 Barber Quarter Dollar


1909 BARBER QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5653, 5695, 85695

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 9,268,000
Proofs: 650

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

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-68.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003, illustrated, sold for $10,925.00.

NGC Proof-68.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 2639, sold for $16,100.00

PCGS Proof-66 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 261, plated, sold for $2,300.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 262, not plated, sold for $1,322.50

Proof-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 602, illustrated, sold for $322.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 182, illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1238, sold for $368.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 603, not illustrated, sold for $230.00

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 798, not plated, sold for $80.50

Notes:
"1909-P is one of the more common dates of the series. It comes with a decent strike and nice luster and is available in all grades though MS 66."¹

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-68's. 

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-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