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Coins Certified as of 8/31

Barber Quarters Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1892-1916): The Sunnywood Collection

The Sunnywood Collection - 3rd

Current Statistics
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 66.239
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.239
Retired Statistics (8/19/2008)
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 66.018
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.018
Sunnywood's Sets

About this set: This is a set for the collector who likes a challenge!! The P-mint issues are generally harder to locate than the corresponding proofs, and the branch mint coins are harder still. Of the three silver Barber series, the quarters are the least often collected. One reason may be that there are three stoppers in all grades: 1896-S, 1901-S, and 1913-S. As always, Sunnywood strives for a combination of technical quality and eye appeal, with a preference for originality. Beautifully toned gem examples form the heart of this set, although there are also several spectacular white examples such as the 1902 and 1915-S, both superb gem "headlight" MS67's, as well as the key '96-S. Sunnywood would like to acknowledge some of the past and present collectors of this series who have inspired this effort through their wonderful sets: Louis Eliasberg, the Norwebs, Glenn Church, Dale Krueger, John Hugon, Gene Gardner, Dale Friend, and Dr. Steven Duckor. Many thanks to Dale Friend for providing the opportunity to acquire some of his beautiful coins, which completed this set. The 1892 Type I Reverse issues may be seen here on the Registry; but the collection also included 1892 Type II Reverse examples (all graded PCGS MS66). This set was sold privately in 2008 without resubmission for regrade. Both Sunnywood and the buyer agreed that there were quite a few undergraded coins in the set, which would likely score a notably higher grade today or in the near future. (This was even true of Sunnywood's duplicates - several of them were previously sold to another well-known collector, and were successfully upgraded by their very happy new owner.)

The Sunnywood Collection
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Owner's Comments
5601189225CMS682121Type I Reverse. A magnificently toned prooflike business strike of the high...
56021892-O25CMS6546244624Type I Reverse. After searching for a suitable example of the Type I varie...
56031892-S25CMS665353Type I Reverse. A lovely original piece with attractive tones of blue and ...
5604189325CMS6532193219Like many issues in this series, the 1893 quarter is more difficult in gem ...
56051893-O25CMS66103103A beautiful original coin with light splashes of attractive color over exce...
56061893-S25CMS65124124Like the 1900-O and 1913 in the Sunnywood Collection, our 1893-S quarter pr...
5607189425CMS66111111This meticulously produced, carefully preserved, and beautifully toned spec...
56081894-O25CMS66100100This coin appeared in a Centennial Auctions session in New Hampshire, in an...
56091894-S25CMS663232This stunning coin was catalogued by David Akers in 1990 as follows: "An in...
5610189525CMS673030A remarkably fresh and lustrous example, this superb gem 1895 quarter broug...
56111895-O25CMS672121Although known to be a tough date, the 1895-O quarter is nonetheless underr...
56121895-S25CMS658383Another underrated date, the 1895-S quarter reminds us of the similarly dif...
5613189625CMS675050A beautiful example of this earlier Philadelphia issue that is a lovely mat...
56141896-O25CMS663131Here is a frosty lustrous survivor of this challenging issue. The untoned ...
56151896-S25CMS65102102The Barber quarter series has many semi-keys and stoppers in gem. However,...
5616189725CMS66176176An attractively toned premium gem, here is an issue not found in the Eliasb...
56171897-O25CMS6511271127Part of the difficult run of Barber quarters from the New Orleans mint, the...
56181897-S25CMS664242A beautiful original coin, exactingly struck, and with subtle iridescent to...
5619189825CMS676363A monster 1898 quarter, with superb surfaces and deep beautiful original co...
56201898-O25CMS671111The single finest example graded by PCGS, this coin features exceptionally ...
56211898-S25CMS656363This issue proves to be extremely difficult to locate in gem, much moreso t...
5622189925CMS66166166Like many dedicated collectors, we are never content with our sets, and the...
56231899-O25CMS667272This coin at first presents as an untoned example, and one might conclude t...
56241899-S25CMS66176176A nice original example with attractive toning that includes some emerald g...
5625190025CMS66126126Type II Reverse. Here is another beautifully toned original coin. As in 1...
56261900-O25CMS666464Type II Reverse. This spectacular coin was featured in the Barber quarter ...
56271900-S25CMS674040Type III Reverse. Any Barber quarter in superb gem condition is a treasure...
5628190125CMS66142142Beautiful tones ranging from salmon and coral to deep burgundy distinguish ...
56291901-O25CMS663232An absolutely beautiful coin with transcendent cerulean to cobalt blue and ...
56301901-S25CMS664444The classic key to the series. While several dipped or conserved pieces ha...
5631190225CMS673030This coin was until recently the only MS67 so graded by PCGS. While we do ...
56321902-O25CMS668181Another extraordinary toned "O" mint quarter in the tradition of our 1900-O...
56331902-S25CMS668282A deeply toned example of this San Francisco issue. The 1902-S is not as r...
5634190325CMS664141The P-mint quarters from 1901 to 1905 are probably underrated in gem. The ...
56351903-O25CMS666161Long respected as a better date, the 1903-O continues the parade of tough N...
56361903-S25CMS669393A very appealing representative of the issue, this coin features bright lus...
5637190425CMS66101101"Premium gem" has become the accepted verbal designation for coins graded M...
56381904-O25CMS66124124Here is another tough date, and this is a beautiful lightly toned example. ...
5639190525CMS66151151One of three PCGS MS66 specimens that have been owned by Sunnywood, this co...
56401905-O25CMS66101101This date has traditionaly been considered very tough, along with the 1901-...
56411905-S25CMS666161A beautiful original piece with soft rose-gray tones in the centers giving ...
5642190625CMS66233233The obverse of this 1906 quarter offers light original color over strongly ...
56431906-D25CMS666464We had a tough time deciding which of three beautiful MS66 examples to put ...
56441906-O25CMS676161Other than the common 1892 and 1916-D quarters, this date has the highest P...
5645190725CMS673030It's always a thrill to own a pop 1/0 coin, at least until another one is m...
56461907-D25CMS65113113The '07-D is one of the more underrated dates in the series, particularly i...
56471907-O25CMS675050A completely original and essentially flawless monster with thick original ...
56481907-S25CMS6512101210A beautiful album-toned coin, formerly in the collection of Glenn Church, w...
5649190825CMS672020After owning three different PCGS MS66 examples of this date (and not havin...
56501908-D25CMS66143143We love this coin !!! Just a spectacular example, crisply struck (especial...
56511908-O25CMS66113113Bettered by only one MS67 at PCGS, this well-produced '08-O offers beautifu...
56521908-S25CMS666363Yet another underrated rarity in gem condition, this 1908-S offers attracti...
5653190925CMS66185185A nice PQ coin that is dominated by attractive and colorful toning, this 19...
56541909-D25CMS674040While not fully struck (as is typical of the Denver issues in this series u...
56551909-O25CMS665050An absolute monster for the date with beautiful color on both obverse and r...
56561909-S25CMS6617111711A beautiful and high quality example of the 1909-S with pastel toning enhan...
5657191025CMS673030A technically superb example previously part of the John C. Hugon Collectio...
56581910-D25CMS6518131813With green and orange hues on a lustrous obverse, this relatively difficult...
5659191125CMS66142142This flashy white 1911 quarter rates a "hands down" MS67 on the obverse, bu...
56601911-D25CMS64228228An outstandingly beautiful album-toned piece, said to have come from a comp...
56611911-S25CMS677070Not too long ago, there was only one 1911-S quarter graded MS67 by PCGS, wh...
5662191225CMS672020Here is a candidate for finest known. The superb surfaces of this pop 1/0 ...
56631912-S25CMS66105105While not quite the ultimate '12-S that we hope to find someday, this unton...
5664191325CMS672020This showstopper was featured in the collections of Glenn Church (as PCGS M...
56651913-D25CMS66122122Likethe '07-D and '10-D, this Denver issue seems to come poorly produced, a...
56661913-S25CMS674141A really pleasing frosty superb gem example of this key date, with beautifu...
5667191425CMS672020We preferred this example to the other PCGS MS67, which was offered by Pinn...
56681914-D25CMS669494Here's a nice, clean, relatively untoned example of this issue, with a stri...
56691914-S25CMS665151A monster '14-S, previously graded MS67 by NGC. This coin hammered at $170...
5670191525CMS66210210A premium gem with light gold and ivory toning, this coin is the finest exa...
56711915-D25CMS66355355A fantastic example of this otherwise common late-date barber quarter. The...
56721915-S25CMS673030Here is another of our several flashy white monsters. Some white coins are...
56731916 Barber25CMS674040Here is an exceptionally clean Barber quarter blanketed in soft tones of am...
56741916-D25CMS67150150This superb gem untoned '16-D has slammin' frosty luster, a sharp strike, a...