Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Satiny Premium Gem 1909-O Barber Quarter
    Final New Orleans Mint Issue
    Perhaps the Finest Known

    1909-O 25C MS66 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Duckor. Regarding the 1909-O, David Lawrence stated that it is "one of the coins that make the Barber Quarter series great." It is the final New Orleans issue, with a mintage of just 712,000 coins, and one of the important rarities in the series, especially in Gem or finer Mint State grades. A favorite date of the consigner, Dr. Duckor considers the 1909-O the most underrated date in the Barber quarter series. At the time of issue, the 1909-O quarters were paid out into circulation, and the survival of Mint State coins was strictly a matter of chance rather than choice.
    Our January 2005 FUN sale was the only previous time that we offered an MS66 PCGS example of the date, and we have only offered a PCGS MS65 example two times at auction since 1993. The collector of PCGS Gem MS65 or finer Barber quarters will only have a bidding opportunity once every five years! Important older collections included the Emery-Nichols Collection that had a MS65/67, the Norweb Collection with an MS65 that was obtained directly from the Mint, the Clapp-Eliasberg Collection that had an MS64/66, and the Pittman Collection that included a coin David Akers graded Gem. None of those coins are any finer than the Duckor specimen.
    This satiny Premium Gem has deep blue, green, violet, and rose toning over reflective fields. The sharp strike is remarkable, especially for this issue, notorious for its poor workmanship. Population: 4 in 66, none finer (6/09).
    From The Steven Duckor Collection of Barber Quarters.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 23ZJ, PCGS# 5655)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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

    View all of [Additional Selections from the Steven Duckor Collection of Barber Quarters ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    Jul-Aug, 2009
    31st-2nd Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 5,048

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 6 days left to consign to the 2019 August 13 - 20 ANA World's Fair of Money US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you so much for your yeoman effort to showcase the Julius Reiver collection to its greatest advantage.
    Betsy Reiver DeMarino, V.M.D. ,
    Unionville, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 June 6 - 9 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2019 June 6 - 9 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $8,359,985
    2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $8,022,191
    2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $1,965,334