There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
6377

1901-S 25C MS65 NGC....

2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach #1189

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Make Offer:
Make Offer to Owner

The owner of this Item has been actively participating in the Make Offer to Owner program.
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Sep 27, 2013
Item Activity: 14 Internet/mail/phone bidders
1,095 page views
Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

Description:

1901-S Barber Quarter, MS65
Cornerstone of the Series
1901-S 25C MS65 NGC. Chief Engraver Charles Barber designed four denominations of circulating coins, the nickel through the half dollar. Most issues from his designs have mintages above 1 million pieces, yet every Barber series has one legendary rarity. The Liberty nickel boasts the 1913, of which only five examples are known. The great rarity of the Barber dime series is the 1894-S, with nine known survivors. A Barber half collection is stopped by the 1892-O Micro O, a formidable rarity in any grade, though some half dollar collectors manage to convince themselves it that it can be excluded from a date and mintmark collection; thus, the 1892-O Micro O is valued less than the 1901-S quarter, which Barber specialist David Lawrence referred to as "the king of all Barber coinage."

The mintage of the 1901-S quarter is remarkably low; only 72,664 pieces were struck. This is contrast to the 1900-S and 1902-S productions, which each exceeded 1.5 million pieces. Among the Barber issues struck for circulation, only the 1913-S quarter has a lesser mintage. The 1913-S, however, was saved to a greater extent, possibly due to growth in the number of West Coast collectors between 1901 and 1913, or perhaps due to dealer Wayte Raymond, who was known to hoard high-grade examples of current issues.

Most certified examples are in well-worn grades, Very Good or lower. The condition rarity of the 1901-S, in addition to its overall rarity, confirms the importance of the fully lustrous Gem offered here. It is lightly toned, with hints of gold limited to the rims. The strike is penetrating, and the preservation is impressive. The reverse is near-pristine, while the cheek and obverse field have only minimal marks. A true "cornerstone coin" for the series enthusiast. Census: 3 in 65, 3 finer (8/13).
Ex:The Southwest Collection / Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2008), lot 412.
From The Owen Collection, Part II.(Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 23YR, PCGS# 5630)

View all of [The Owen Collection, Part II]
View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Guides and Pricing Information:

Previous Prices from Heritage Auctions
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Price Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Population Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image




Videos:
FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
938,195
bidder-members
$888,366,271
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Only 32 days left to consign to the 2015 September 16 - 21 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!
Learn About Consigning With Us
What a great experience. It was a lot of fun watching it all on Saturday. We are so excited about how it turned out. So very happy.
A.S.,
Corona Del Mar, CA
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $16,999,788
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $6,505,243
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $10,592,191
COIN AND
CURRENCY SURVEY
You could win!
Take the Survey