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1913 BARBER QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5664, 5699, 85699

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 484,000
Proofs: 613

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

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-68.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 439, illustrated, sold for $10,350.00  From the Philadelphia Family Collection

NGC Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 440, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1637 sold for $1,840.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6240, illustrated, sold for $2,760.00  From the Alex Highland Collection

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8197, illustrated, not sold

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 337 at $575.00

PCGS Proof 63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1667, not illustrated, sold for $437.00

Proof-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1239 at $368.00

Notes:
"With less than 2 million quarters made in all three Mints combined, 1913 is a year with the lowest mintage in the series. Before the advent of certification, the 1913-P was thought to be a very rare coin. When complete sets of Barber quarters were auctioned off the 1913-P was almost always a proof. However, now we see that despite its very low mintage this coin was saved in substantial quantities. Because its price has remained fairly high, several specimens of 1913-P can usually be found on the market at any one time."1

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 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