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    1896-O Barber Quarter, MS67
    Tied for Finest Certified

    1896-O 25C MS67 PCGS. While most collectors, novice and advanced, recognize the 1896-S as an important rarity in the Barber quarter series, its New Orleans Mint cousin is every bit as elusive in top condition, especially with a sharp strike. In fact, David Lawrence, in The Complete Guide to Barber Quarters, second edition, gives the date an R.6 rarity rating in Mint State. This Superb Gem is a memorable coin that is tied with one other piece (also a PCGS coin) for the finest certified of the issue (3/21).

    Nearly every design feature is boldly rendered, including the star radials, Liberty's hair strands, and the eagle's feathers; only the arrow fletchings near the eagle's claw show slight weakness. The central regions display creamy luster, complementing peripheral hues of gold, magenta, and electric-blue around the obverse and a narrower ring of the same color palette on the reverse. An impressively preserved example.
    Ex: ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2007), lot 1658; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2009), lot 3781; Baltimore Auction (Bowers and Merena, 11/2009), lot 743; Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II (Heritage, 10/2014), lot 98412; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2015), lot 3883; Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2016), lot 4637; ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2017), lot 3948.(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23Y8, PCGS# 5614)

    Weight: 6.25 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2021
    22nd-25th Thursday-Sunday
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