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1896-S Barber Quarter

Updated on April 25, 2012
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1896S BARBER QUARTER STATS


The Barber quarter was designed by Mint Engraver Charles Barber. The Barber quarter began being produced in the year of 1892 and continued until 1916. The Barber quarter was a highly circulated coin and it is extremely rare to find them in high grades. Even in low grade, there are a few coins of this series that are very valuable.


The 1896S Barber quarter is a very valuable and rare coin. The 1896S Barber quarter was produced in San Francisco and there were only 188,039 produced. Just as most Barber quarters, the 1896S saw heavy circulation. A large percentage of 1896S Barber quarters are in low to poor grade. It is extremely rare to find the 1896S Barber quarter in high grades. The 1896S Barber Quarter is made out of 90% silver.

This chart shows how the value of the 1896S Barber quarter is determined. The 1896S Barber quarter is one of 87 coins that are based on the Rare Coin Values Index.
This chart shows how the value of the 1896S Barber quarter is determined. The 1896S Barber quarter is one of 87 coins that are based on the Rare Coin Values Index. | Source
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1896S BARBER QUARTER VALUE


The 1896S Barber quarter is one of three valuable coins in the Barber quarter series. Most Barber quarters have been melted over the years for the coins silver content. However, there are still high grade 1896S Barber quarters out there. If you want one though, you will have to pay a costly price. Even at low grades, the Barber quarter is worth over $600.

When we look at high grade 1896S Barber quarters, we find that the value increases substantially. In "fine" grade, the 1986S Barber quarter is worth around $1,700. In "XF" grade, the 1896S Barber quarter is valued at $3,920.

It is nearly impossible to find the 1896S Barber quarter in uncirculated condition. If you are fortunate enough to find one, you have a very valuable coin. In 2011, a 1896S Barber quarter was graded NGC MS 66 and it sold at auction for $57,588. If you find a 1896S Barber quarter in high grade, it can be easily valued over $10,000 or more.


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COIN TIPS TO REMEMBER


There are some important things you need to remember before you buy or sell a coin. The 1896S Barber quarter is a very valuable and rare coin. There can be fake coins out there so you want to make sure that it is a legit coin if you are buying or selling. It is always best to go to an experienced coin dealer that you know and trust. There are a lot of people out there that will try to take advantage of you, especially with rare and valuable coins like the 1896s Barber quarter.

Make sure you research your own coin. You don't want to walk into a coin shop not knowing what coin you have or the value of the coin. Take the time to research your coin and learn the value of your coin. Ebay is a great legit place to sell and buy coins.

The 1896S Barber quarter is a very special coin to own. It is a great coin to add to any collection. If you have any questions, be sure to comment below. If you have time, be sure to follow the links below to view more information on coins. Thanks for your visit.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

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      Thank you all for your time and thoughtful comments.

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      Ausseye 

      6 years ago

      To the Song Man( Great site) : Coins are a solid reality of the world at large, as we get more “inflated” by our solid worth it get hyped up to well beyond it’s value. Houses in America is one example!! Rather than enjoy the worthy and honest effort of our past we pour on our economic reality and cause mahyem. Love the story hate the fact that it’s fate is silver Wall Street. A story worth tell……perhaps in song????

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ricky, an interesting and useful hub on collecting coins, thank you and voted up.

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      sofs 

      6 years ago

      There is some useful information here for coin collectors. Voting it up and useful. Have a lovely day.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I had about 50 1940's pennies, took them to a dealer who said they were worth a penny, Ha..Who knows? Great article, useful....

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      good my share my friend.. I dont collect coins.. but if I did this would have been sooo useful bless you bro..:)

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