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    Remarkable 1901-O Barber Quarter, MS67
    Tied for Finest PCGS-Certified
    Likely the Finest Known Example

    1901-O 25C MS67 PCGS. CAC. The mintmark is centered over the space between the R and D. The strike is remarkable with a complete headband, sharp hair detail, and full star centrils on the obverse. The reverse has bold feather detail on the eagle's neck, wings, and body. The two claws are a trifle weak, but they are still sharper than usual for the issue. A remarkable Superb Gem, and quite possibly the single finest 1901-O Barber quarter in existence, this piece has frosty luster on both sides. The obverse has peripheral gold toning while the reverse has additional blue-green toning along the border. An extremely attractive example, the Duckor specimen fully deserves its CAC approval.
    The 1901-O Barber quarter is one of the major condition rarities in the series. PCGS has only certified nine examples in MS65 or finer grades. Only three issues in the entire series, the 1898-S (7), 1909-O (7), and 1911-D (8) have lower PCGS Gem populations. We have never offered a Superb Gem example. In fact, we have only handled two MS66 coins since the beginning of our Permanent Auction Archives in 1993. The present offering is unprecedented, and one of the most important opportunities in the current auction.
    Dr. Duckor is a connoisseur with an excellent eye for quality. He was careful to choose only those coins with extraordinary eye appeal for his Barber quarter collection, explaining why a few dates are missing. The missing dates have proven nearly impossible to locate with the desired eye appeal. The overall quality of the Duckor Collection is indicated by the CAC review. Nearly every piece met with the approval of CAC. Indeed, 55 of the 59 coins include CAC approval, an extraordinary accomplishment. This coin was acquired from professional numismatist Joseph O'Connor, a gentleman with a discerning eye for quality. Population: 2 in 67, none finer (6/09).
    From The Steven Duckor Collection of Barber Quarters.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 23YP, PCGS# 5629)

    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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