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    1895-S Barber Quarter, MS68
    Tied for Finest Certified

    1895-S 25C MS68 NGC. From a smallish mintage of 1.7 million pieces, the 1895-S Barber quarter is a scarce issue in all grades. David Lawrence considers the 1895-S an undervalued date, with a small supply of high-grade coins to satisfy the high collector demand. Of course, examples in MS68 condition are extremely rare. Currently, NGC has graded only two examples in this exalted grade, with none finer, while PCGS has graded no coin finer than MS67 (6/11). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time an MS68 specimen of the 1895-S has been offered at public auction.
    The present coin exhibits surpassing quality in all areas. The design elements display intricate detail throughout, with incredibly vibrant mint luster on both sides. The pristine surfaces are patinated in delightful shades of gold, rose, and blue in a stunning play of colors. Eye appeal is tremendous. This coin would improve almost any high-grade collection of Barber quarters, and it may be years before a comparable piece becomes available.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 23Y6, PCGS# 5612)

    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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    August, 2011
    11th-14th Thursday-Sunday
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