1892 25C MS67+ Certification #25330520, PCGS #5601

Owner's Comments

CAC

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

By 1891, the old Seated Liberty design (with some modifications over the years) exceeded more than 50 years of service on some denominations.  Thus, in 1892, the Mint introduced the new "Barber" design on Dimes, Quarter Dollar, and Half Dollars.  The new design's nickname had nothing to do with hair-cutters, but was named after it's designer, Charles E. Barber.  As they had done with previous new designs, the public grabbed up the new coins in large quantities, resulting in many high grade coins today.  In fact, the 1892 is the second most common Mint State Barber Quarter according to the PCGS Population Report (as of August 2011), with a substantial lead over most other dates in the series.  Not surprisingly, the only date with a higher population than the 1892 is the 1916-D, the last of the Barber Quarters (apparently, some collectors thought it, too, was going to be a rarity).

Collectors of today can choose from a range of nice Uncirculkated grades, with the largest populations occurring in the MS-63 and MS-64 grades.  MS-65 and MS-66 examples get a little scarcer, but they are not too difficult to find.  In MS-67, the population declines rapidly, with less than two dozen examples in PCGS holders.  The finest examples appear at the MS-68 level, where the single finest example is a lone PCGS MS-68+ (this remarkably toned example is illustrated above -- it is one of only three PCGS MS-68+ Barber Quarters in the entire series, with none finer).

Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
8236000
Weight
6.30 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
5
Pop Lower
2525
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 20000 R-2.8 73 / 74 TIE 73 / 74 TIE
All Grades 3000 R-4.4 73 / 74 TIE 73 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 72 / 74 TIE 72 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade  
	MS68+ PCGS grade

“Laxdive” Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - “The Type Set” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS68 PCGS grade  
	MS68 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2006:962, $20,125 - “Corona Del Mar” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS68 PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Superior 8/2004:329, $8,625 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30417, $12,925 - Heritage 10/2014:4725, $11,456.25 - Heritage 1/2015:4642, $9,987.50

4 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade