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    Exceptional 1913-S Quarter, MS66

    1913-S 25C MS66 PCGS. CAC. The 1913-S is third behind the 1896-S and 1901-S Barber quarters for rarity within the series, although a few additional dates rank ahead of the 1913-S quarter in high grades. These three dates just mentioned form the "Big Three" of the Barber quarter series. Even though the 1913-S is third among the three coins, it actually has the lowest mintage, just 40,000 coins.
    Those who collect individual die varieties in the Barber series will want to know that this is Reverse B described at www.coinfacts.com, with the mintmark slightly low and its top closer to the R than the D, although it is a subtle difference. A review of the PCGS Population Report for this issue reveals intriguing facts: 200 have been certified in grades below XF; 16 are certified from XF40 through MS62; 28 in MS63 and MS64; and another 28 in MS65 or finer. The population data introduces a rather unusual grade distribution. It further suggests that this date, as well as 1896-S and 1901-S that have similar grade distributions, were probably known as rare dates almost immediately after they were issued, and were preserved by late 19th and early 20th century collectors.
    This Premium Gem is a stunning piece that exhibits impressive luster. The surfaces are fully brilliant and the design elements stand out boldly against the frosty fields. Both sides have essentially perfect surfaces. Census: 5 in 66, 4 finer (1/08).
    From The Southwest 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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    February, 2008
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