Sunnywood's P-Mint Barber Quarters - 4th

Current Statistics
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 66.389
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.389
Retired Statistics (8/19/2008)
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 66.389
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.389
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About this set: Like other collectors of his time, the famed Louis Eliasberg often collected proofs as his examples of Philadelphia issues. In those days, it was common for collectors to consider proofs as "better" examples of an issue than their mint state counterparts. (Similarly, even earlier generations of collectors did not consider mintmarked coins as separate issues to be collected, and so they collected date sets.) Of course, nowadays we consider proofs and business strikes to be two distinct issues, and we collect them separately just as we do mintmarked issues. Therefore, while the spectacular and legendary Eliasberg collection included a complete set of Barber quarters by date and mintmark, he had no business strikes from the Philadelphia mint except for the 1916, as that was the only year from 1892 to 1916 in which proofs of this design were not struck. Here then, just for fun, is a display of "P" mint business strikes - including all the coins Eliasberg was missing 1892 to 1915. Registry buffs - note that this set contains only P-mint coins; Sunnywood could have scored an even higher ranking by including coins from other mints.

Sunnywood's P-Mint Barber Quarters
ImageItemPCGS No.DateDenomGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
18925601189225CMS6821Type I Reverse. A magnificently toned prooflike business strike of the high...
18935604189325CMS652614Like many issues in this series, the 1893 quarter is more difficult in gem ...
18945607189425CMS66111This meticulously produced, carefully preserved, and beautifully toned spec...
18955610189525CMS6730A remarkably fresh and lustrous example, this superb gem 1895 quarter broug...
18965613189625CMS6750A beautiful example of this earlier Philadelphia issue that is a lovely mat...
18975616189725CMS66228An attractively toned premium gem, here is an issue not found in the Eliasb...
18985619189825CMS6751A monster 1898 quarter, with superb surfaces and deep beautiful original co...
18995622189925CMS66132Like many dedicated collectors, we are never content with our sets, and the...
19005625190025CMS66125Type III Reverse. This "bright white" lustrous example from the turn of th...
19015628190125CMS66142Beautiful tones ranging from salmon and coral to deep burgundy distinguish ...
19025631190225CMS6730This coin was until recently the only MS67 so graded by PCGS. While we do ...
19035634190325CMS6641The P-mint quarters from 1901 to 1905 are probably underrated in gem. The ...
19045637190425CMS6691"Premium gem" has become the accepted verbal designation for coins graded M...
19055639190525CMS66161One of three PCGS MS66 specimens that have been owned by Sunnywood, this co...
19065642190625CMS66243The obverse of this 1906 quarter offers light original color over strongly ...
19075645190725CMS6730It's always a thrill to own a pop 1/0 coin, at least until another one is m...
19085649190825CMS6720After owning three different PCGS MS66 examples of this date (and not havin...
19095653190925CMS66175A nice PQ coin that is dominated by attractive and colorful toning, this 19...
19105657191025CMS6730A technically superb example previously part of the John C. Hugon Collectio...
19115659191125CMS66151This flashy white 1911 quarter rates a "hands down" MS67 on the obverse, bu...
19125662191225CMS6710Here is a candidate for finest known. The superb surfaces of this pop 1/0 ...
19135664191325CMS6720This showstopper was featured in the collections of Glenn Church (as PCGS M...
19145667191425CMS6720We preferred this example to the other PCGS MS67, which was offered by Pinn...
19155670191525CMS66180A premium gem with light gold and ivory toning, this coin is the finest exa...
19165673191625CMS6740Here is an exceptionally clean Barber quarter blanketed in soft tones of am...