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    1898-O Barber Quarter, MS68
    Finest Seen at NGC and PCGS

    1898-O 25C MS68 NGC. CAC. Vivid shades of blue, green, rose, and golden-brown toning blanket the impeccably preserved surfaces of this incredible MS68 example. The design elements are sharply detailed in most areas, but a touch of softness shows on the lower stars on the right and eagle's claws. Vibrant mint luster radiates from both sides, adding to the tremendous eye appeal.

    Population Data (4/14): This coin is the finest certified example at either of the leading grading services, with no serious challenger.

    Heritage Commentary: From a mintage of 1.8 million pieces, the 1898-O Barber quarter is a scarce, underrated issue, especially in high-grade. The 1898-O is usually seen with lackluster surfaces and an average strike, at best. This coin is clearly superior to every other known example.

    Consignor Commentary: The luster and eye appeal are spectacular, but the strike, notably on stars 12 and 13 on the obverse, and both eagle's claws on the reverse, is not quite full. Still a dazzling coin, particularly for a New Orleans product, that admits of no peers.

    Provenance: Rarities Sale (Bowers and Merena, 8/1998), lot 165.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 23YE, PCGS# 5620)

    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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