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    Stunning Gem 1893-S Barber Quarter, A Moderately Prooflike Example

    1893-S 25C MS 65 PCGS. The 1893-S is typical of most S-mint Barber quarters in that the majority of the coins produced saw heavy or terminal circulation. As a result, the present coin is considerably rarer than the mintage of 1.4 million pieces might imply. The surfaces are predominantly frosty in luster quality, but the fields radiate modest prooflike tendencies at certain angles. The toning is somewhat more extensive over the reverse, being golden colored in the centers with deeper crimson-orange shades toward the borders. The strike is needle sharp and free of even the most trivial defects. Both major grading services combined have seen only eight examples in MS 65, with three finer (7/00).
    From the Glenn J. Church Collection. (NGC ID# 23XY, PCGS# 5606)

    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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    Auction Dates
    January, 2001
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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