What is the rarest Barber quarter?
While it does not have the lowest mintage of the series the 1901-S Barber Quarter is the rarest issue of the Barber design in any grade. Some have actually called it the rarest American silver coin of the 20th century, and there are very few American coins that come close to the rarity of this one.
Which Barber quarters are valuable?
“S” Mintmark: San Francisco Mint Of all the mints, more San Francisco dates are premium value Barber quarters. It is known for the lowest mintage variety of the series, 1913, only 40,000 struck.
What years was the barber quarter minted?
Barber Quarters were minted from 1892 to 1916. Barber Quarters were heavily used and largely went into circulation and stayed there, and most are available mainly in low grades. The three key dates are 1896-S, 1913-S, and the King of all regular issue Barber coinage, the 1901-S.
What is the rarest Barber half dollar?
As mentioned above the 1904-S Barber Half Dollar is the rarest coin of the series to be found in uncirculated condition. 553,038 pieces were struck for circulation and it seems likely that virtually all were released into circulation shortly after their mintage.
Why are they called Barber coins?
They are called Barber Quarters because the engraving or image was created by the United States Chief Engraver at the time These coins were eventually replaced by the Standing Liberty Quarters in 1916/1917. These coins were minted at the Philadelphia, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Denver Mint.
What coins did Barber design?
Barber’s best known designs are the Liberty Head coins — Barber dime, Barber quarter, and Barber half dollar, as well as the so-called “V” Liberty Head nickel. Some lesser known pattern coin designs include the trial copper-nickel cent, trial three-cent piece, and the $4 Stella “Flowing Hair” pieces.