Barber quarters were minted from 1892-1916. These coins have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1899 Quarter

Barber Quarter Reverse

Specifications

Type: Barber Quarter
Year: 1892-1916
Face Value: $0.25
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .18084 oz.
Total Weight: 6.25 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $4.44

Series

Different series are available. Barber quarters were minted out of four different locations- Philadelphia, Denver, New Orleans, and San Francisco. Quarters with no mint mark were minted out of Philadelphia. Quarters with the D mint mark were minted out of Denver. Quarters with the O mint mark were minted out of New Orleans. Lastly quarters with the S mint mark were minted out of San Francisco. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Proof coins with no mint mark were minted each year except for 1916. These proof coins will sell for more money.

Design

Charles E. Barber designed these coins. His initial B can be found on the truncation of Liberty's neck.

The design on the obverse side of the coin features a portrait of Lady Liberty. She is wearing a cap, a laurel wreath, and a ribbon with the word "LIBERTY" inscribed onto it. The reverse side of the coin features a wreath that contains maple leaves, oak leaves, corn, and wheat.

Value

Any Barber quarter is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for each coin is $4.44 as of October 25, 2021. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $24.55 per ounce.

Most Barber quarters in circulated condition will sell for a premium above their melt value. Proof coins will sell for higher prices.

Ultimately, the value of a Barber quarter will depend on its series and its condition. See the list below to learn the value for any individual coin.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

Standing Liberty Quarters