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Well Circulated Barber Quarter Remains Appealing

Lowest Grade, Highest Price

Barber Head types
have always been some of the least touted United States coin designs. Yet many Barber Head types have startlingly rare dates to offer the ambitious collector. One such rare date is set to appear in the HeritageNovember 6-7 Auction as lot number 594.

Normally, when I talk about U.S. coins in my Blog, I stick to high grade rarities, dazzling coins, scarce types and such, but this Barber Head Quarter allows me a nice opportunity to point out a very low grade coin, with a very high brow value. The 1901-S Barber Quarter to be sold at this auction grades AG-3. As you can see, it has seen plenty of use in it's day, but this dates mintage figure of 72, 664 pieces makes it one of the hardest Barber coins to acquire. NumisMaster values the 1901-S in AG-3 at $4,000 and several examples have sold through Heritage Auctions over the past year in the $3,000 to $3,500 range.