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    Outstanding Gem Uncirculated 1896-S Quarter, MS65 PCGS

    1896-S 25C MS65 PCGS. Along with the 1901-S and the 1913-S, the 1896-S is one of the three keys to the Barber Quarter series. The '96-S was produced to the extent of just 188,039 pieces, survivors of which are particularly rare and desirable in grades at or above the XF level. This is an exceptionally bright coin with swirling cartwheel luster effects. Both sides present as untoned, at least outwardly, but one can discern faint champagne-tan highlights at certain angles on each side. Fully brought up in all areas, and probably worthy of consideration at the MS66 level were it not for a couple of tiny abrasions on Liberty's cheek.
    Specialists recognize two obverse and two reverse dies for the 1896-S Quarter. This particular representative was struck from the dies that David Lawrence (1994) attributes as obverse # 1 and reverse # 1. The 1 in the date is almost perfectly centered over a denticle, the mintmark is high and centered between the R and D. The obverse is typically clashed with evidence of horizontal marks from the shield on the reverse visible in Liberty's ear. Combined populations by both services: 14 in 65, just 2 are finer (11/04), however some are likely resubmissions.(#5615) (Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 23Y9, PCGS# 5615)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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