1913 25C Barber Quarter Dollar NGC PR68 Cameo - Finest Known in Cameo!


This coin is a triple threat: Finest know in Cameo, a Registry coin, and Conditional Rarity par excellence! Out of its original mintage of 613, a mere 21 have been graded and designated by NGC as Cameo. Of those, just 5 carry the lofty grade of PR68CAM--with absolutely none finer (as of 5/2021)! Take a look at the images of this treasure: satiny devices and reflective fields like pools of fresh, cool water! The intrepid collector, with the available resources, who hunts for the finest specimens available will want to buy this numismatic jewel. It will be a feather in his or her cap!


1913 25C Barber Quarter NGC PR68 Cameo

      We at AUCM are pleased to offer for your consideration a stunning conditional rarity: a 1913 proof Barber quarter graded NGC PR68 Cameo. Its small mintage makes it difficult to find in the first place, however it becomes an even greater rarity with its exalted grade and Cameo designation. This specimen would be perfect to include in a powerhouse collection of all of the proof Barber quarters from 1892 to 1916. Another option would be to develop a type set of outstanding proof pieces from the three popular Barber denominations (dime, quarter, half dollar).

      Numismatic scholar and art critic Cornelius Vermeule writes that, "The designs of Barber's coins were more attuned to the times than even he perhaps realized." Continuing, the scholar writes, "Of all American coins, long in circulation, no series has stood the wearing demands of modern coinage so well as the [coins] developed by the chief engraver in Philadelphia. Liberty's cap, incised diadem, and wreath of laurel were designed to echo all the depth and volume of her Olympian countenance. The classical substances are offset, almost literally, by the sharply rectangular dentils of the raised rim and the strength of 13 six-pointed stars. On the [reverse] ... an equal constellation of stars ... is clustered above the eagle's shaggy, craggy profile. On both sides the simple dignity of motto, legend, and denomination binds the pictorialism into a cohesive tondo. The wealth of irregular surfaces and sharp angles is an almost electrifying aesthetic experience. ... Uncirculated specimens [are] a pleasure to contemplate. The sculptor was unsurpassed in the mechanics of creating a durable design of monumental validity."

More Information
PCGS # 85669
Grading Service NGC
Year of Issue 1913
Grade PR68
Denom Type Barber Quarter
Numeric Denomination 25C
Mint Location Philadelphia
Designation CAM
Circ/UnCirc Uncirculated
Strike Type Proof
Grade Add On NONE
Holder Type N/A
Is on Sale No

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