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    Highly Lustrous 1892-S Quarter, MS66

    1892-S 25C MS66 PCGS. Type One Reverse. Despite its first-year status and "common" designation for the Philadelphia and New Orleans coins, the 1892-S is one of about a dozen scarce-to-rare Barber quarters. The San Francisco Mint struck fewer than 1 million quarters in 1892 (964,079 pieces, to be exact) and, while some were undoubtedly set aside as the first S-mint examples of the Barber type, the issue remains scarce-to-rare at all levels of preservation. This extraordinary Gem glistens with frosty mint luster that is unaffected by the presence of any toning or patina. The strike is essentially full in all areas including the radials of the stars, the shield, and eagle's claws. A couple of tiny abrasions are noted to aid in future identification: one at the tip of Liberty's nose, the other in the left reverse field under the eagle's wing between the olive branch. The Type Two reverse hub is slightly scarcer than the Type One for the '92-S. Population: 5 in 66, 1 finer (2/09).
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 23XV, PCGS# 5603)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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