Barber Quarters

In the last decade of the 19th century the United States was in the throes of transition. Economic depression raged. Unionism was defining its relationship both to management and to its own membership. Industrialist J.P. Morgan, labor advocate Samuel Gompers and Congressman William Jennings Bryan were familiar figures. The 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition unveiled the technical achievements of capitalism as well as America’s cultural sophistication. Piano player Scott Joplin introduced a new kind of music—ragtime. It was against this backdrop of names and events that the coinage of Charles E. Barber was introduced to the American public.

Coins are usually referred to by their design, not their designer. The Mercury dime, the Franklin half dollar, the Walking Liberty half dollar, the Lincoln cent and almost all other coins give no clues, except for initials hidden somewhere on the coin, to the designer’s identity. So when new collectors he.... (Expand Text)

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1893-S BARBER 25C MS65

GEM SURFACES WITH LIGHT IRIDESCENT TONING.
$4,500.00

1894-O BARBER 25C MS66

GEM IRIDESCENT TONED SURFACES. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$3,850.00

1896-S BARBER 25C MS64

CHOICE WHITE LUSTEROUS SURFACES. KEY DATE.
$23,500.00

1896-S BARBER 25C MS66

GEM WHITE. TIED WITH TWO 0THERS FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$135,000.00

1897-O BARBER 25C MS67+

GEM SURFACE. ELECTRIC BLUE PERIPHERAL TONING. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$27,500.00

1898 BARBER 25C PR68

GEM PROOF. ONLY 735 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$7,450.00

1898 BARBER 25C PR68 Deep Cameo

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. JUST 735 STRUCK. ONLY FOUR GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$17,950.00

1898-O BARBER 25C MS66

GEM LUSTROUS LIGHT AMBER BLUSH SURFACES. JUST 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$12,500.00

1901-S BARBER 25C MS65

GEM SATIN LUSTEROUS SURFACES KISSED WITH LIGHT ROSE/BLUE IRIDESCENT TONING. A KEY DATE TO THE BARBER QUARTER SET.
$79,500.00

1903 BARBER 25C MS66

GEM LUSTEROUS SURFACES ENHANCED BY LIGHT AMBER/GOLD TONING. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADE AT NGC.
$4,750.00

1906 BARBER 25C PR68

GEM WHITE PROOF. ONLY 675 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$7,950.00

1908-S BARBER 25C MS67

LUSTROUS GEM WITH LIGHT IRIDESCENT TONING. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$10,950.00

1909 BARBER 25C PR68

LOVELY IRIDESCENT PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY 650 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$7,950.00

1913-D BARBER 25C MS67

GEM SATIN SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. ELIASBERG.
$5,950.00

1914 BARBER 25C MS67

GEM SURFACES. TIED WITH 1 OTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$6,750.00

1914 BARBER 25C PR68

FABULOUS COLOR. ONLY 380 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$7,500.00

1916-D BARBER 25C MS68

GEM SURFACES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$14,950.00