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    1896-O Quarter, MS66
    Delicately Toned Condition Rarity
    Only One Coin Numerically Finer at PCGS

    1896-O 25C MS66 PCGS. The 1896-O Barber quarter is often overshadowed by its key-date San Francisco counterpart, when in reality it is nearly as rare in Gem or finer grades. PCGS shows a population of two coins in MS66 and none finer for the 1896-S, while for the 1896-O a population of just three coins in this grade and one numerically finer is noted; in MS65, the 1896-O is actually rarer, with just seven and 10 coins certified, respectively (11/14). This piece is boldly struck, with beautiful preservation that leaves no doubt as to its assigned grade. Frosty luster underlies uniform olive-gold toning on the reverse and more mottle violet-gold color on the obverse. An immensely appealing coin in every respect.
    Ex: Anderson DuPont Collection, Part II (Stack's, 11/1954), lot 1935; Farish Baldenhofer Collection (Stack's, 11/1955), lot 503.
    (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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