Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1898 Quarter Dollar is a great date among the Barber series.  It is common, it often comes nice, and there are ample supplies of Mint State examples in a variety of grades.  The most frequent Mint State grade is MS63, followed by MS62, then MS64.  Gem examples are slightly less common, but even the populations in MS65 and MS65 are large enough to keep prices at a reasonable level.  MS67 examples become quite rare and they are exceeded only by a couple of MS67+'s and a single PCGS MS68.  At these upper levels, the eye appeal on these coins is extraordinary.

Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
11100000
Weight
6.30 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
1
Pop Lower
558
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 13500 R-2.9 65 / 74 TIE 65 / 74 TIE
All Grades 850 R-5.3 63 / 74 63 / 74
60 or Better 80 R-8.2 45 / 74 TIE 45 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2004:6549 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30423, $15,275

3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade