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    Brilliant 1913-S Barber Quarter, MS66+
    Only Four Graded Finer at PCGS

    1913-S 25C MS66+ PCGS. CAC. The 1913 Barber quarters were struck at three mints, with the total mintage coming in under 2 million coins. The 1913-S quarter issue had by far the lowest mintage of the three (and of the entire series), at 40,000 coins. It is also part of the Big Three quarter keys, along with the 1896-S and 1901-S.
    Circulated examples of the 1913-S are quite hard to come by, especially in grades from Fine to Almost Uncirculated, but it appears that a few Mint State examples were saved, likely by West Coast collectors.
    The 1913-S Barber quarter in high Mint State grades is a joy to behold, usually sharply struck and with full cartwheel luster. This silver-white MS66+ coin shows absolutely no trace of color (a plus for many numismatists), with sparkling cartwheels on both sides and a bold strike, save for one or two of the star centrils. Even the right shield corner on the reverse shows just a hint of weakness.
    With this Premium Gem piece bearing both the PCGS Plus grade and the CAC sticker, it is a subjective opinion how close to MS67 the coin is, but most collectors would call it "mighty close." PCGS has certified only two examples of the 1913-S Barber quarter in MS66+, with four coins finer: three in MS67, and a single MS68 finest (11/10).
    Like nearly every example we have seen of the 1913-S in high Mint State grades, this piece shows a wispy obverse die crack, running from the denticles beneath the 1 and 3, through the lower part of the 3, to the forward tip of the bust truncation, and onward nearly to star 13. (Were all of these coins part of an original roll or two at some time long past?) A super high-end example of this key quarter issue for a world-class collection.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 23ZW, PCGS# 5666)

    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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