1899-O Quarter Dollar – Barber/Liberty Head


The 1899-O Quarter Dollar - Barber/Liberty Head

Barber Quarter Dollar (25 cents) also known as the Liberty Head Quarter, was designed by Charles E Barber as part of the Barber coinage 1892-1916 which consisted of dimes, quarters and half-dollars. 90% silver, diameter 24.3mm, weight 6.25g.

In 1899 coins were minted at Philadelphia (no mint mark), New Orleans (mint mark 'O') and San Francisco (mint mark 'S'). If present, the mint mark is on the reverse just below the eagle.

This coin is the 1899-O. Front and back were designed by Charles E Barber in 1891.

The Obverse shows the head of Liberty.

Edge is reeded.

The Reverse shows the heraldic eagle based in the Great Seal of the United States.

Image credit: M J Hughes Coins


Mintage: 2,644,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at US Mint - New Orleans.
Remember 1899 ?
The Monarch is Queen Victoria. Prime Minister is Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (Coalition). US President is William McKinley (R-Ohio). Second Boer War begins. Marconi transmits a radio signal across the English channel. School leaving age in England and Wales raised to twelve. Produced for the first time are Liquorice allsorts and Oxo beef stock cubes.
General Description: Barber/Liberty Head Quarter
Barber/Liberty Head Quarter
Which Mint: US Mint - New Orleans
The US Mint branch at New Orleans, Louisiana, produced coins between 1838-1861 and 1879-1909. It produced more than 400 million coins in gold and silver. The mint mark is 'O'.
Country of Origin: United States of America
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a constitutional federal republic composed of 50 states. It's currency is the Dollar (USD $1) and that is equivalent to 100 cents.

The United States mints many famous coins in gold, silver and lesser metals. The USA has several Mints, such as Philadelphia, San Francisco, West Point (NY) and Denver.

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