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Coins Certified as of 1/21

My Coin #11246128

1893 25C MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 11246128
PCGS#: 5604

Owner's Comments

Like many issues in this series, the 1893 quarter is more difficult in gem than is generally realized, particularly if one is looking for a PQ gem with nice surfaces and attractive original toning. According to our notes, Sunnywood has examined at least eight different MS65 and MS66 examples since 2001, with the present gem being the finest we have seen (and in our opinion, MS66 quality). All 1893 quarters from all Mint locations have the Type II reverse. The Type I design never appears again after 1892.

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1893 Barber Quarter has one of the higher mintages in the Barber Quarter series and many examples were saved. Therefore, it is one of the more common dates in the series.  Examples up to about VF to XF condition are really common and very affordable that most collectors can afford them. In AU condition they begin to bring a significantly higher premium. In uncirculated MS60 to MS64 condition they are scarce. In MS65 they are very scarce. And in MS66 condition there are very few examples available. MS67 or higher condition they are extremely rare. 

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 5,444,023 Weight: 6.30 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 10,000 R-3.0 58 / 74 TIE 58 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 49 / 74 TIE 49 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 31 / 74 TIE 31 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade   Heritage 1/2011:3462, $4,312.50
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade