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    1897-S Quarter, MS65
    Low-Mintage Semikey Series Issue

    1897-S 25C MS65 NGC. CAC. Just like its half dollar counterpart, the 1897-S Barber quarter is a semikey to its series, produced to the extent of 542,229 coins. These are coins that circulated; the average certified survivor is only VF20 to VF25. The present Gem puts such coins to shame, a beautifully lustrous piece with light golden, smoke-gray, and copper-russet patina. A couple of stray marks on the cheek account for the grade, although we note a tiny dark fleck near the rim at star 3 on the obverse. The strike is razor-sharp throughout, verging on full.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 23YC, PCGS# 5618)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    December, 2013
    5th-8th Thursday-Sunday
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