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Obverse of 1915-S Barber Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1915-S Barber Quarter Dollar


1915-S BARBER
QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5672

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 704,000
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

Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5864, illustrated, sold for $4,255.00 

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5863, not illustrated, sold for $1,293.75

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8186, illustrated, sold for $1,322.50

MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5531, not plated, unsold

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8185, not illustrated, not sold

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 805, not plated, sold for $207.00

Notes:
"1915-S comes with very flashy luster, but generally "baggy." Its strike is often weak. Being late in the series, the 1915-S was saved by collectors. It is not nearly as scarce as the 1908-S and 1909-O, which have similar mintages, especially in MS 65 and above."

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-67's.

Sources and 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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