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    1894 Barber Quarter, PR69 Cameo
    Highest NGC-Certified for the Issue

    1894 25C PR69 Cameo NGC. The Barber issues were never much-loved by contemporary collectors--and designer Charles Barber's post mortem history with Augustus Saint-Gaudens has not helped his workmanlike but pedestrian legacy, either. After the initial-year 1892 proof mintages of 1,245 pieces, 1893 and 1894 showed mintages of 792 and 972 coins, respectively.
    As of (3/08) this is the sole piece certified by NGC as PR69 for the issue, regardless of cameo contrast. The next-highest-graded pieces with a Cameo designation are a handful of PR67 Cameos.
    This is a magnificent coin by any measure. The surfaces are perfect, as far as we can tell. The devices are heavily frosted and swirl with mint luster. The mint frost is heavily contrasted against the deeply mirrored fields. The surfaces are brilliant throughout. Just the slightest bit of striking softness is noted on the eagle's right (facing) wing near the shield, and on the eagle's right talon--both areas that are normally seen with weak definition on Barber quarters. A memorable coin and one that will undoubtedly become an integral part of an ultimate type set.(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2429, PCGS# 85680)

    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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