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    Finest Known, Mint State 68 1913-S Barber Quarter

    1913-S 25C MS68 PCGS. The 1913-S is one of the three most difficult issues in this series, along with the 1896-S and 1901-S, however as an MS68, it joins a very elite level both as a date and a condition rarity. With an original production of only 40,000 coins, the 1913-S Barber Quarter has the lowest mintage of all non-gold, regular issue U.S. coins from the 20th century. David Lawrence states that two sets of dies were probably used for the entire production. At least one of the obverse dies developed breaks, this one being a particularly late state with a noticeable crack that begins at the rim, through the 3 of the date, and up to the tip of Liberty's bust. Also, a small vertical crack is seen below Liberty's ear. This coin is lightly toned with a subtle, thin layer of silver-blue color accented with pastel-peach tones as it is rotated under a light. The luster is absolutely full, with a bright satiny sheen, and there are no mentionable distractions as one would expect of the assigned grade. A shimmering, nearly perfect example of this prized 20th century rarity, and the single finest piece thus far certified by either service.(#5666) (Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 23ZW, PCGS# 5666)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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