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    Miraculous 1910 Barber Quarter, PR69 Cameo

    1910 25C PR69 Cameo NGC. Ex: Simpson. A coin that is difficult to believe still exists today in such a miraculous state of preservation. The proof mintage of the 1910 Barber quarter was a nominal amount for late in the series, at only 551 pieces. The Charles Barber design was an anachronism for the new century, a design that looked backward rather than forward even when it was introduced in 1892. At that time the proof mintage was 1,245 pieces, but after collectors saw the coins, their interest soon dwindled.
    The proof production in 1893 dropped by nearly 500 pieces, to 792 coins, then rebounded the following year a bit, to 972 examples. After that, the yearly mintage for the proof minor silver sets, including the Barber dime, quarter, and half, began a slow, inexorable decline. By the time the 1910 Barber proofs were made, only 551 examples of each denomination fell from the dies.
    The present 1910 proof Barber quarter, graded PR69 Cameo, is among the finest certified examples for the entire type, regardless of date. As of (6/10), NGC has certified a total of 20 coins of all dates and contrast levels in PR69, the finest certified. Those include four PR69; six PR69 Cameo; and 10 PR69 Deep Cameo, and as always, duplications can be expected in those numbers. At PCGS, only a single Barber quarter proof has ever achieved the PR69 grade, a single 1898-dated coin.
    This piece displays a bold strike, with brilliant silver-white surfaces complementing a trace of peripheral iridescence along the lower reverse border. As demanded of the grade, there are no visible defects of any type on either side.
    From The Bob Simpson Collection.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 254Y, PCGS# 85696)

    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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    August, 2010
    11th-15th Wednesday-Sunday
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