1892-O 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Quarters 1892-1916

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
5602
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.30 grams
Mintage:
2,640,000
Mint:
New Orleans
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 4,000 R-4.2 34 / 74 TIE 34 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 49 / 74 TIE 49 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 80 R-8.2 45 / 74 TIE 45 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,000
60 or Better 600
65 or Better 80
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-5.8
65 or Better R-8.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 34 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 49 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 45 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 34 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 49 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 45 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 estimated grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade
8 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #5602 (MS)     66
8 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
8 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 estimated grade
#5 MS66+ PCGS grade
#5 MS66+ PCGS grade
#5 MS66+ PCGS grade
PCGS #5602 (MS)     66 #8 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #8 MS66 PCGS grade
#8 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1892-O Barber Quarter Dollar is in the middle of the pack in terms of mintage and overall rarity, and is in the lower half in terms of rarity in Mint State. This means that collectors should be able to obtain a high-grade example of this date with relative ease.

Most Mint State 1892-O Barber Quarters cluster around the MS-62 to MS-64 grades, with MS-63 being the most common by a slight edge. MS-65 examples are scarce, but available. MS-66 and better examples are very rare, dropping to a mere three examples graded by PCGS in MS-67. The overall strike is good for a New Orleans Mint product, but still short of the well-made Philadelphia Mint issues.

Some collectors pay attention to the placement of the mintmark on the back of Barber Quarters, partly out of interest, and partly as an aid in authentication. In 1892, mint engravers placed the mintmark over the R of QUARTER, unlike the placement on all subsequent years, when the mintmark appears over either the D of DOLLAR or between the R and D (the same is true for the 1892-S Quarter). Why the change was made is unclear, as the placement on the 1892-O and 1892-S Quarters centers the mintmark perfectly beneath the eagle's tail.