1894-S Barber Quarter, Extremely Fine

1894-S Barber Quarter, Extremely Fine

139.00

A decent EF specimen of this somewhat underrated date. Lawrence felt this was an R-3 in this grade range, a bit unusual for an earlier date San Francisco Mint coin, as there would still have been the hoarding instinct among the public over the newness of the design. Very possibly, the sharp Recession that started in 1893 meant fewer coins were saved. Out of a very old East Coast collection, undoubtedly lightly cleaned a long time ago leaving Liberty's cheek a bit scruffy. The color seems normal now and it retains noticeable luster, especially on the protected Reverse. Whether this would still certify in a clean holder is a bit questionable, but I don't necessarily see the point. I will also note a mark on Liberty's cheek right below the eye. Discounted just a tick for the surfaces.

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