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    Delightful 1914 Barber Quarter, PR68

    1914 25C PR68 PCGS. CAC. After initial strong sales in 1892, demand for silver proof sets waned rapidly, as collectors gave the Barber design the cold shoulder. Production showed a distinct downward trend throughout the lifetime of the design, reaching its nadir in 1914. In that year, Philadelphia struck a mere 380 proof quarters; this was the lowest reported proof mintage for the denomination since 1858.
    Of those 380 pieces, this is one of the most undeniably appealing survivors, one of four PR68 pieces graded by PCGS with none finer (3/09). The decisively struck and gleaming specimen offers a delightful melange of gold, rose, sea-green, aqua, and violet patina. Impressively preserved, virtually pristine, and a delight to behold.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 242W, PCGS# 5700)

    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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