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    1901-S Quarter, Original AU50
    Infrequently Seen at This Level

    1901-S 25C AU50 PCGS. The 1901-S Barber quarter, key date to the series, is in high demand at all levels of preservation. Most known examples are in lower grades -- PCGS and NGC report more than 1,000 submissions in Poor to Very Good, representing about 83 percent of the nearly 1,200 total coins certified. The two services have seen only 20 submissions in About Uncirculated grades and 53 in mint condition. Collectors seeking to acquire infrequently seen AU or finer example will therefore face stiff competition and high prices.

    Light gray toning dominates both sides of this original AU50 offering, with whispers of slightly deeper patina at the margins. A fair amount of luster remains. The internal elements on Liberty are well-defined, and most of the obverse star centers are strong. The eagle's feathers are sharp except for the typically seen softness in the wing tips. The claws are weak as usual on the 1901-S. All letters in E PLURIBUS UNUM are bold and all shield lines are clear, with the horizontal ones particularly strong. We mention a few minuscule marks beneath Liberty's eye, a faint horizontal linear mark above IBE, a series of shallow scrapes on the jawline, and a tiny mark adjacent to the right tip of the bust for identification purposes. This piece will be an excellent addition to a high-grade Barber quarter collection. Population: 4 in 50, 38 finer (11/16).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 23YR, PCGS# 5630)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2017
    4th-9th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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