US Barber Quarter Good Condition 1897-S

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    Another low mintage date, the 1897-S Barber Quarter is in good condition, exhibiting severe wear on the entire surface of the coin but date is still readable. Carrying the infamous "S" mint-mark, the 1897-S was minted in San Francisco and has a mintage of only 542,229! The 1897-S Barber Quarter comes packaged in a coin flip to ensure protection while in transit. Collectors may take pride in their coins but they take even greater pride in the establishments these coins were minted in. The San Francisco Mint is well known, especially to avid collectors, since its history dates back to the historic California Gold Rush days. Established as a result of the gold rush, the San Francisco Mint turned out $4 million worth of gold into coins in just its first year of production. The west coast-based mint was able to move to its second location in its second year of production, nicknamed the Granite Lady. Although just the basement was comprised of granite, this building got its name due to its strength during the horrific Earthquake of 1906.

    Making history so early in his career, William Barber is recognized as one of the only designers to simultaneously have his design featured on all coinage. Barber used to Head of Liberty to grace the obverse of the Barber coin series. Liberty's look is inspired by a Grecian Goddess and she wears an Acanthus leaf cap as a crown. "United States of America," and the coin's mint date are also simply stamped on the obverse of the Barber Quarter. The reverse contains the nation's official seal, which is of a heraldic eagle holding a shield. Each of the eagle's talons are grasping a symbolic gesture: olive branches and arrows. This design is still used on modern day coinage and represents the strength of the nation, while understanding the price that is paid for freedom.

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    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1897
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    • Mint Mark: N/A
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