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    1905 Barber Quarter, MS66
    Only One Finer at NGC

    1905 25C MS66 NGC. CAC. This highly lustrous Premium Gem type coin shows virtually no signs of the passage of time. The lustrous surfaces are amazingly clean and problem-free, the striking details are sharply defined throughout, and each side is mostly brilliant save for a thin ring of russet and cobalt-blue toning around the margins.

    Population Data (7/14): NGC and PCGS combined have certified 21 MS66 examples (six at NGC and 15 at PCGS), with each service reporting just one numerically finer piece (both MS68 coins).

    Heritage Commentary: The 1905 is a common date with a mintage of nearly 5 million pieces, but few high-grade pieces were saved at the time of issue. Gem or finer representatives are decidedly elusive.

    Consignor Commentary: For a common date it took me several tries to find a coin that satisfied my desire for one with good color and eye appeal. There are 21 coins graded MS66 by the two leading services, and I must have gone through a half-dozen before settling on this one. There are two coins graded higher which I have not seen. This coin has the luster and eye appeal of a higher grade, but there are several faint lines on Liberty's neck that account for the assigned grade. They are only faintly detectable upon close examination.

    Provenance: Central States Signature (Heritage, 5/2005), lot 6936.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 23Z2, PCGS# 5639)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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