1899 Quarter Dollar – Barber/Liberty Head


The 1899 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-P and is easy to find due to its large mintage. A smaller number of Proof coins were also minted. 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: Mountain View Coins


Mintage: 12,624,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at US Mint - Philadelphia.
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
The quarter or quarter dollar, is a USA coin worth 25 cents. The quarter first made an appearance back in 1796 and has been minted in most years since then.

Quarter dollars originated from dividing Spanish milled dollars into eight wedge-shaped segments or "pieces of eight". The quarter is still colloquially referred to as "Two bits".

Originally a 90% silver coin, since 1965 the quarter is Copper-nickel clad copper. Silver Proof versions are often minted for collectors. The current regular quarter has George Washington on the obverse, and in recent years the 50 State Quarters Program and America the Beautiful quarters program have been very popular.

As a rough series guide:

  • Draped Bust 1796–1807
  • Capped Bust 1815–1838
  • Seated Liberty 1838–1891
  • Barber/Liberty Head 1892–1916
  • Standing Liberty 1916–1930
  • Washington 1932–1964, 1992–1998
  • Washington 50 State 1999–2008
  • Washington America the Beautiful 2010–2021
Which Mint: US Mint - Philadelphia
The United States Mint, Philadelphia was founded in 1792. It has a mint mark of 'P' although the early coins minted there do not carry a mint mark. The 'P' was added to most coins after 1980.
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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