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    1893 Barber Quarter, MS66
    Only One Numerically Finer at PCGS

    1893 25C MS66 PCGS. CAC. This Premium Gem is awash in original dove-gray shades that highlight the needle-sharp devices. The luster is unimpeded, and the surfaces are nearly unabraded. Housed in an old green label holder.

    Population Data (7/14): PCGS has seen 12 MS66 (two in 66+) and one finer; NGC shows four MS66 and two finer.

    Heritage Commentary: While the novelty of the Barber quarter had waned somewhat by 1893, the P-mint issue of that year was still saved in enough numbers to rank as one of the more readily obtainable dates in Mint State. On the other hand, most survivors grade no finer than MS64.

    Consignor Commentary: Sometimes, try as you might, it is difficult to ascertain what causes a certain grade to be assigned to a coin. To me this coin is close to flawless, certainly on the obverse, which has good luster, unmarked fields, and graceful natural toning. The reverse seems just as fine and shows similar characteristics with perhaps one light break in the toning on the second S in STATES. The coin sure looks strong for the grade.

    Provenance: ANA Signature (Heritage, 3/2003), lot 5724; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2005), lot 4103.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 23XW, PCGS# 5604)

    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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