1896-S 25C MS 65
|Category:||Barber Quarter (1892-1916)|
An amazing frosty semi-prooflike! The Barber quarter series is replete with great dates in all price and rarity ranges. It was a great time for coin collectors. It was at this time that people began to collect by mint mark. Because this was a beginning, the Branch Mint coins were not saved in any meaningful quantity, if at all. This scenario played out most prominently for the San Francisco and New Orleans Mints. The coins from San Fran and New O just weren’t saved. For Barber quarters, the three ultra rare key dates are San Francisco issues: the 1896-S, 1901-S and 1913-S. All three are low mintage coins that totally were not saved at the time of issue. And all three are high demand (and pricey) key dates in all grades, even the super worn lowest grades. This Gem is one of the finest known. The surfaces are very clean. The strike is ultra sharp. The surfaces are semi-proof like with frosty white devices, making for gorgeous eye appeal. For the Barber quarter collector who wants the best of the best or a rare coin connoisseur who wants to have ultra rare major coins!