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    1896-S Quarter, MS62 Prooflike
    A Low-Mintage Series Key
    The Only Prooflike Piece Certified

    1896-S 25C MS62 Prooflike NGC. The 1896-S is one of three major key dates in the Barber quarter series. This series is heavily collected today, but at the time of issue, Barber coinage was often viewed as inferior artistically, and its then-modern production caused it to be forfeited to commercial circulation. Barber quarters were a workhorse of commerce, and as a result, high-mintage issues today are conditionally scarce or rare in Uncirculated condition. Low-mintage dates are major condition keys. The 1896-S is a low-mintage condition key, but it is also a key date in circulated grades. Only 188,039 pieces were struck. Circulated survivors are available but expensive compared to most issues. Mint State coins are decidedly rare in any grade. This piece is distinguished as being the only coin in any grade designated Prooflike, a designation awarded to deeply reflective coins by NGC only. Subtle cameo contrast is apparent on each side, and the strike is needle-sharp. Were it not for the San Francisco mintmark, the appearance is akin to that of a lightly marked proof. The interiors are brilliant, surrounded by light golden border toning. Eye appeal is outstanding. Census: 4 in 62 (1 in 62 Prooflike), 27 finer (9/18).
    From The Gary Verner Collection. (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 23Y9, PCGS# 5615)

    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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