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    1896-O Barber Quarter, MS66
    Lovely Original Toning

    1896-O 25C MS66 NGC. Glowing luster highlights the frosty, well-preserved surfaces of this original Premium Gem semikey. Warm central hues of amber and gold yield to deeper aquamarine around the peripheries, while close study of Liberty's cheek and other problem areas fails to reveal any noteworthy abrasions. The reverse is unusually well-struck, although the obverse shows trivial weakness on several stars.

    Population Data (9/15): NGC records five MS66 and a single MS67 finer; PCGS has seen just three examples in this grade, also with a sole MS67 coin finer.

    Heritage Commentary: Somewhat overshadowed by its San Francisco counterpart, the 1896-O is an underrated semikey in high grades. Mint State representatives are scarce, regardless of grade, and pieces grading finer than even the MS63 level are genuinely rare. The Premium Gem example here offered is truly outstanding.

    Provenance: Purchased from Hanks (11/1998).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 23Y8, PCGS# 5614)

    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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    October, 2015
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