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    1905 Barber Quarter, PR68
    Pristine, Beautifully Toned Specimen

    1905 25C PR68 NGC. This beautiful coin was described thusly in The Classics Sale, conducted by American Numismatic Rarities in July 2003, lot 424:

    "Impeccable deep mirrors exhibit lovely toning, orange and rose with blue and violet peripheries on the obverse, brilliant silver gray with subtle peripheral toning on the reverse. A pristine specimen, as sharp and attractive as the day it left the Mint, an exceptional specimen of the date and type. Essentially flawless and worthy of a place in any fine cabinet."


    Population Data (7/14): PCGS and NGC show five in PR68 (two at PCGS, three at NGC) with none finer.

    Heritage Commentary: The 1905 Barber quarter proofs had a rather low mintage of 727 pieces, but most of those coins still exist today, according to the combined figures from the two major grading services. Examples higher than PR65 are scarce, however, and finer examples are rare.

    Provenance: Classics Sale (American Numismatic Rarities, 7/2003), lot 424.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 242L, PCGS# 5691)

    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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