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Sale 81

The Pre-Long Beach Sale


Barber Quarter Dollars
 
 
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Lot 814
1892. PCGS graded MS-64. PQ. White with reflective surfaces. Housed in an Old Green Holder. First year issue (PCGS # 5601) .
Estimated Value $550 - 600.
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$705
Lot 815
1892. PCGS graded MS-63. Nicely toned. Choice with frosted luster (PCGS # 5601) .
Estimated Value $300 - 325.
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$323
Lot 816
1893. PCGS graded Proof 66 Cameo. CAC Approved. A nice Gem Proof Cameo quarter. Only 792 minted. An intensely beautiful Barber Quarter Dollar, a Proof with beaming mirror luster in the fields accompanying a strike that is amazingly close to complete on the frosted devices. Delicate peripheral toning suggests that the present specimen spent much of its life in the original mint tissue wrapper or perhaps in a protecting Wayte Raymond-style album. A very important prospect for the Barber specialist. Pop 13; 19 finer, 1 in 66+, 13 in 67, 5 in 68 (PCGS # 85679) .
Estimated Value $2,700 - 2,900.
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Lot 817
1893. PCGS graded Proof 64. CAC Approved. A hint of natural (and neutral) gray tone with a hint of russet and blue around the edge. Housed in a PCGS First Generation Holder. Only 792 struck. Pop 50; 99 finer at PCGS. (PCGS # 5679) .
Estimated Value $900 - 950.
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$969
Lot 818
1896-S. PCGS graded Good-6. CAC Approved. Popular key date. Only 188,039 pieces minted (PCGS # 5615) .
Estimated Value $600 - 650.
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$646
Lot 819
1899. NGC graded Proof 67 Cameo. Fully brilliant. Only 846 struck. Considering that 846 pieces in Proof condition were struck of this final issue of the 19th century, which in and of itself adds appeal to its overall scarcity, only a handful come down to the present with undisturbed surfaces and Mint fresh look. It is no accident that this Barber Proof would fit nicely into any collection that focuses on originality as well as technical perfection. The specialist's instinct is clearly drawn toward this piece. Both sides display silvery mirrors and satin frosted devices, hence the "cameo" designation. The obverse and the reverse are equally well struck by the dies. A fully brought up coin is what collectors enjoy the most since it reveals pleasing reflectivity in the fields at direct and indirect angles. A must-see item for the Barber Quarter Dollar enthusiast. Should attract attention from far and wide. Pop 8; 5 finer, 1 in 67 Star, 4 in 68.
Estimated Value $3,700 - 3,900.
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Lot 820
1901. NGC graded Proof 67 Cameo. Slight hint of tone. A wonderful looking Cameo Proof. Only 813 struck. A riveting example of this always-popular Type and one that offers superb condition for connoisseurs who like near-perfection. This sparkling example is delicately toned and very well struck. Most coins of this date vary from well struck (mainly the P-mints and definitely the Proofs) to inferior strikes (often the O-mint circulation strikes); some Proofs were cared for much better than others; and collectors, true to their tradition, wish that all could be like this exquisitely struck Gem Proof exhibiting fine detail to all the high points and near perfection in the mirrors and Libertys cheek. Pop 14; 9 finer, 4 in 67 Star, 5 in 68.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,250.
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Lot 821
1903. PCGS graded Proof 65 Cameo. CAC Approved. Fully white Gem Cameo Proof. Only 755 struck. A worldly dose of dancing reflective field luster shines the broad expanse of surface on either side. Devices have a cameo effect from the frost in those areas imparted by the dies. The fields are close to immaculate, while the strike is bold enough to warrant special mention. Compared to a circulation strike Barber Quarter Dollar the design on the Proofs is razor-sharp, noticeably so at the stars, which are impressive. We hold the greatest affection for coins that have retained their mint originality as well as this 1903 Quarter Dollar has. We could drone on with endless hyperbole about this beautiful gem, but suffice it to say that if any coin deserves to be a Proof of its respective Type, then the present coin is it! Pop 14; 34 finer (PCGS # 85689) .
Estimated Value $2,500 - 2,600.
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Lot 822
1905. NGC graded Proof 68 Cameo. A blazing white gem cameo proof. Only 727 struck. Such radiant white tint! It tantalizes the eye from this lustrous piece, a coin whose mint glow goes round and round on perfect glassy fields. With such gorgeous luster, it confirms the grade that the coin is struck with mathematical precision by the dies in all areas. Pop 4; none finer at NGC.
Estimated Value $8,500 - 9,000.
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Lot 823
1907. NGC graded Proof 68. A stunning Gem Proof with magnificent deep iridescent tones on both sides favoring the bluish hues. A truly remarkable Superb Gem example. Only 575 Proofs struck. Pop 12; 2 finer in 68*.

Note: April 24, 1907, was a key date in U.S. history, far overshadowing a stock market Panic that began to grip the nation, the so-called Rich Man's Panic, which would lead to the US establishing a central bank six years later. No, April 24 was noteworthy when Hersheypark -- founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his chocolate company employees -- was opened in Hershey, Pennsylvania. A major tourist destination today, 107 years later. And thank you for asking: In 1908, the very next year, the price of a 9/16 oz. Chocolate Hershey bar, according to the companys bar-chart, cost 2 cents. By 1918, a full 1-ounce bar could be had for 3 cents! With this 1907 twenty-five cent piece, you could have bought chocolate for an entire neighborhood of smiling children.
Estimated Value $6,000 - 6,500.
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Lot 824
1909. NGC graded Proof 68. A "monster" Proof specimen, exhibiting intense violet and russet iridescent toning on both sides. Only 650 Proofs struck. The 1909 has an enduring popularity with collectors as it is also the first year of issue for the ever-popular Lincoln Cent design. Proof Quarter Dollars are readily available up to and including Proof 65, and it is also one of the most available business strike dates due to extensive mintage. That said, this is an obviously original and untampered-with coin that has magnificent reflective fields beneath multiple layers of toning. Each side exhibits similar iridescent patterns with colors as mentioned above. Although the patina is rather deep areas, it does nothing to obscure the underlying ripple of the highly reflective fields. A remarkably well preserved Superb Proof 68 specimen of the 1909 Barber Quarter, and one of the finest thus far certified. Pop 10; 2 finer in 68*.
Estimated Value $6,000 - 6,500.
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Lot 825
1909-D. PCGS graded MS-66. CAC Approved. A splendid gem specimen, well struck with light natural pastel toning on both sides. Pop 18; 4 finer, 1 in 66+, 3 in 67 (PCGS # 5654) .
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,300.
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Lot 826
1909-S. PCGS graded MS-66. Lovely lavender, gold and blue toning. Clearly the most visually arresting aspect of this coin is its soft, frosted mint luster. Full spinning luster on both sides, in fact, which nicely complements the eye-popping iridescent color. In many ways, the strike is almost more important than the mint bloom, primarily on issues where strike irregularity is common. The Barber Quarter series is generally quite well made, with the exception of certain O-mint issues. This 1909-S, handsome as it is, provides sheer boldness of strike that furnishes us something else to crow about, and something for bidders to appreciate. Simply describing a coin as "original" is sometimes a source of contention among numismatists, but in this case it absolutely applies. One look and we are sure you will agree. Pop 16; 2 finer in 67. (PCGS # 5656) .
Estimated Value $3,300 - 3,400.
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Lot 827
1910. NGC graded Proof 68 Ultra Cameo. Fully brilliant and very nice. Only 551 struck. A coin that is hard to conceive exists in such a miraculous state of preservation. The Proof mintage for 1910 was typical for late in the series, with 551 pieces sold. The Barber design had been in production for 17 years when it was introduced in 1892.

Graded Proof 68 Ultra Cameo, it is among the finest certified examples for the entire type, regardless of date. and as always with these, the cameo devices are richly frosted, satiny in the extreme, and when fully brilliant (as here) the impression given is nothing short of heart-stopping! The successful bidder on this remarkable Barber Quarter, we have to assume, will look around the bidding room afterward with every appearance of well-deserved self-satisfaction. For years may pass before another comparable specimen comes along. Pop 2; 2 finer in 68 Star.
Estimated Value $12,000 - 13,000.
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Lot 828
1911. PCGS graded Proof 66 Cameo PQ. CAC Approved. Lovely shades of gold and rainbow toning. A beautiful coin. Only 543 minted. Pop 12; 12 finer, 1 in 66+, 5 in 67, 6 in 68 (PCGS # 85697) .
Estimated Value $2,000-UP.
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Lot 829
1913. NGC graded Proof 65. Fully brilliant white Gem. Only 627 struck. Fresh and original throughout with excellent silvery bloom off the Proof dies. In order to understand the grade further, notice that it, as a Proof, is struck with care only now and then found on a more typical business strike; when it comes to the usual circulation strike softness at the centers, this dazzlers received a full double-blow by the dies. Pop 29; 41 finer.
Estimated Value $1,600 - 1,700.
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Lot 830
1916-D. PCGS graded MS-65. CAC Approved. A nice white coin, and an agreeably nice example of this important final date in the series, with glowing whiteness in the satiny fields. We note significantly bold devices. Even the finest, most delicate detail seen on this coin, in fact, was struck with uncommon exactness for the issue (PCGS # 5674) .
Estimated Value $950 - 1,000.
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