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    1892-O Barber Quarter, MS68
    Sole Finest Certified

    1892-O 25C MS68 NGC. Type One Reverse. This MS68 NGC coin is the sole finest certified 1892-O Barber quarter at either leading grading service. Razor-sharp definition is evident on all design elements. Even the usual problem areas, like the eagle's claw and shield point, are sharply detailed. The pristine surfaces radiate vibrant mint luster on both sides. Vivid shades of cobalt-blue and silver-gray toning enhance the terrific eye appeal on the obverse, while the reverse is patinated in shades of lavender-gray, cerulean-blue, and golden-brown.

    Population Data (5/14): NGC has graded this single coin in MS68 with none finer, while PCGS has certified no example higher than MS67.

    Heritage Commentary: Prized by mintmark type collectors as well as series specialists, the 1892-O Barber quarter represents the first year of the design, from a substantial mintage of more than 2.6 million pieces. The acquisition of this coin will improve any high-grade collection or Registry Set.

    Consignor Commentary: "Stunning. Fully struck, fully frosted and silky smooth in sheen, this coin has no equals among 1892-O quarters with which we are aware," to paraphrase and quote from the Bowers catalogue at the time this coin was sold. And apparently the grading services agree with this. This is the lone coin for the date graded MS68 with five MS67s right behind.

    Provenance: Baltimore Auction (Bowers and Merena, 11/2009), lot 737.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 23XU, PCGS# 5602)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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