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Obverse of 1912 Barber Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1912 Barber Quarter Dollar


1912 BARBER QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5662, 5698, 85698

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,400,000
Proofs: 700

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

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 438, illustrated, sold for $2,645.00  From the Philadelphia Family Collection

PCGS Proof 66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1664, illustrated, sold for $1,897.00

PCGS Proof 65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1665, illustrated, sold for $1,437.00

Proof 64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1666, not illustrated, sold for $1,207.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 336, sold for $690.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8181, not illustrated, sold for $747.50

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 348, not plated, sold for $632.50

Notes:
"1912-P is strictly a Type coin, being one of the late date, high mintage Philadelphia issues. Decent coins should always be available, at least though MS 65. Superb Gems (MS 66 and higher) are not that numerous."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 9 MS-66's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-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

 
 

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