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Obverse of 1911 Barber Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1911 Barber Quarter Dollar


1911 BARBER QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5659, 5697, 85697

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,720,000
Proofs: 543

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 David Lawrence Rare Coins

Significant examples:
PCGS Proof-68.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 252, illustrated, sold for $12,650.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 437, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1636 sold for $3,220.00

NGC Proof 65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1662, illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 605, illustrated, sold for $1,093.00

NGC MS-65 Premium Quality.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1663, not illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 335 @$143.75

Notes:
"The only year in which two dates have less than a million mintage. 1911-P is usually available though MS 65, but MS 66 and higher are rare. Comes with a shallow strike, but a little better than the 1910-P&D. Nice white unc's are sometimes available."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 7 PR-68's.

The Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-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