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    Spectacularly Toned MS67 1896 Barber Quarter

    1896 25C MS67 PCGS. With an original mintage of 3.8 million pieces, the 1896 seems like a typical P-mint Barber quarter from the 1890s: a plentiful date in circulated grades, yet scarce in Mint State. While this may be true of the issue as a whole, there is nothing typical about the present representative. Lively mint-green color dominates the appearance of both sides, but rose-red and cobalt-blue shades are also in evidence around the peripheries. Frosty luster rolls briskly around the powerfully struck features, and there is not even a single mentionable abrasion on either side. PCGS reports three other examples in MS67, and none finer. NGC has only certified two pieces in this ultimate grade (3/09).
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 23Y7, PCGS# 5613)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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