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    1901-O Barber Quarter, MS67
    None Certified Finer, Ex: Eliasberg

    1901-O 25C MS67 PCGS. CAC. The surfaces of this spectacular Superb Gem are blanketed in attractive shades of heather, greenish-gold, and steel-blue toning that complements the satiny mint luster and lack of mentionable distractions. The design elements are sharply detailed throughout. The reverse shows evidence of strike doubling on the mintmark and some letters in the legend. Top-notch eye appeal prevails throughout both sides.

    Population Data (5/14): This coin is tied with one other example for finest certified at PCGS. NGC has graded none finer than MS66.

    Heritage Commentary: From a mintage of 1.6 million pieces, the 1901-O Barber quarter is a very scarce issue in Mint State. David Lawrence believes the 1901-O is the second or third rarest O-mint Barber quarter at the Gem level, behind the 1909-O and the 1896-O. This magnificent Superb Gem from the Eliasberg Collection is tied for finest certified and represents an important opportunity for the series specialist or Registry Set enthusiast.

    Consignor Commentary: The Eliasberg coin, tied with one other atop the charts at PCGS, while NGC has certified none this fine. Unmarked, the coin features colorful natural toning and a full strike on both sides, but the luster is somewhat subdued, not atypical for the New Orleans Mint. There is some evidence of doubling on the reverse, particularly in the letters UNIT and QU. Bought directly from John Feigenbaum of David Lawrence, whose helpful assistance in building this set I greatly appreciate.

    Provenance: Purchased directly from the New Orleans Mint by John M. Clapp (9/1901); John H. Clapp; Clapp Estate; Louis Eliasberg, Sr., via Stack's (1942); Eliasberg Collection, Part II (Bowers and Merena, 4/1997), lot 1574; John Feigenbaum (David Lawrence Rare Coins); purchased from David Lawrence (10/1999).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 23YP, PCGS# 5629)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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