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    Condition Census 1896 Barber Quarter, Perhaps the Finest Known Example

    1896 25C MS 67 NGC. 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. Interesting steel-gold color dominates the outward appearance of both sides, but electric-blue and lavender 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. NGC reports three examples in MS 67, and none finer. PCGS has not certified a single specimen above the MS 66 grade level (7/00).
    From the Glenn J. Church Collection. (NGC ID# 23Y7, PCGS# 5613)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    January, 2001
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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