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1911-S BARBER
QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5661

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 988,000
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

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-68.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5857, illustrated, sold for $11,615.00   From the Eliasberg Collection

Notes:
"1911-S... comes with a decent strike and much better than average luster. For a coin with this low mintage to have so many Gems certified, it either has to have been produced especially nice or someone early on has to have saved a few hand-picked mint state rolls. In any case, nice coins are available though MS 66. (Note however, that 1911-S is rising in the rankings - it was 42nd - and only 31 coins have been added to the pop reports since the last Edition.)"
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The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-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

 
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