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    1916 Barber Quarter, MS67
    Final-Year Type Representative

    1916 25C MS67 PCGS. CAC. A lustrous and richly toned Superb Gem with an above-average strike and an immaculate reverse. According to David Lawrence, 1916 Barber quarters are usually poorly struck. Both sides exhibit peripheral rings of deep golden-russet and crimson-red toning, while the centers are a light silver-gray. Under magnification, a couple of tiny marks appear on the obverse. Numerous die striations appear in the reverse field, along with some counterclockwise die rotation.

    Population Data (5/14): PCGS has seen three MS67 and none finer. NGC has seen two MS67 and none finer.

    Heritage Commentary: Less than 1.8 million Barber quarters were struck in 1916, few of which have survived in so high a grade. The Barber design was discontinued after 1916, making the date popular with type collectors and series specialists alike. Quarters were only produced in business-strike format in 1916, eliminating the option of purchasing a proof example to represent the date. Housed in a green label holder.

    Consignor Commentary: A common coin, yet not so common, showing only five at PCGS and NGC combined. But people rarely comment on coins of this date. The cataloguer did note, in addition to the lovely toning, a counterclockwise rotation of the dies. My conclusion: rare so fine and beautiful.

    Provenance: JFS Collection; Pittsburgh Signature (Heritage, 8/2004), lot 4105.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 2425, PCGS# 5673)

    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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