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    Amazing 1901-S Barber Quarter, MS66 ★★

    1901-S 25C MS66 ★ NGC. With a mintage of just 72,664 coins, the 1901-S Barber quarter is one of the three important key-dates in the series. The others are the 1896-S and the 1913-S. All three issues are rare in all grades, although attractive Mint State examples of each still survive. The survival of a few high grade coins is a result of happenstance, or of a few dedicated collectors who acquired their examples at the time of issue. Once such collector was J.M. Clapp, who purchased many coins directly from the different Mints in the 1890s and 1900s. For example, Clapp purchased his 1901-S quarter from the San Francisco Mint in March 1901, paying face value for the coin. Incidentally, Clapp also purchased his 1894-S Barber dime from the San Francisco Mint in 1894!
    While the provenance of the present example is unknown, it likely has a similar story to the Clapp coin. It was well made at the time, and has been carefully preserved ever since. Both sides are fully brilliant with frosty silver luster. Even a strong loupe fails to reveal any surface marks on either side. The strike is excellent, with virtually full detail throughout all of the design elements. Traces of strike doubling are evident on the reverse, particularly at ES OF. The advanced student of the series will be intrigued by the peripheral obverse die cracks that join most of the stars, and also the crack through the upper folds of the cap. Census: 2 in 66, 3 finer (6/08).(Registry values: N10218) (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.

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