BCCS Barber Quarters Varieties Survey


1896-S Barber Quarter

The BCCS conducted a Varieties Survey for Barber Quarters, to gain information as to the relative availability of different varieties. The study consisted of five different parts, each corresponding to a particular type of variety.

Examples: When available, a photo or sketch is provided for a number of varieties. Just click on the link (underlined or highlighted "Date" field in the listing. Most images on this web page are courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins and DLRC Press, from the Lawrence Complete Guide to Barber Quarters, 2nd Edition, with our thanks.


 
       Results of BCCS Barber Quarter Varieties Survey - 2013-14


It is left to the reader to interpret the results. Hopefully, this will provide some insight into the large number of varieties, and the scarcity of some of them. Many that were polled had no reported examples, and many more were represented by a single example.

It was also a difficult project to conduct. For collectors with vast holdings, it was a significant time investment to go through their coins one-by-one. We give our appreciation to those collectors that participated. Thanks also to the Committee, including Steve Hustad, Dave Earp, and Bob Duzan.



Part 1: Different hub varieties

Date Descriptions AG-G VG F VF XF AU MS Total

1892 Type I Reverse

Obverse Type 1: No

11 3 1 4 5 1 25

1892 Type II Reverse

cartiage in Liberty's ear

11 5 5 4 7 4 2 38

1892-O Type I Reverse

Type II: cartilage clearly

4 1 2 2 2 3 2 16

1892-O Type II Reverse

shows within Liberty's ear

2 3 1 2 3 5 16

1892-S Type I Reverse

3 1 1 2 2 2 11

1892-S Type II Reverse

Reverse Type I: middle

8 3 1 2 5 19

1900 Type I Obv., II Rev.

serif of E in United partly

3 3 3 1 5 1 16

1900 Type II Obv., III Rev.

visible above left wing

1 2 2 4 5 14

1900-O Type I Obv., II Rev.

Type II: middle serif of E

1 1 1 2 5

1900-O Type II Obv., II Rev.

covered by left wing

1 3 1 1 6

1900-O Type II Obv., III Rev.

Type III: Left wing tip

3 2 6 4 2 3 20

1900-S Type I Obv., II Rev.

extends past E in United

5 2 2 6 2 3 20

1900-S Type II Obv., II Rev.

1 1 1 3

1900-S Type II Obv., III Rev.

1 2 1 4 1 9


Two additional hub combinations, a 1900 and 1900-O were reported with a Type I obverse and Type III reverse, both in Good. These are the first examples of this combination that have been reported. And an 1896-P was also reported by the same respondent with a Type II obverse and Type III reverse, a seemingly impossible combination given the new hubs are assumed to have been created 4 years later.


Part 2: Doubled and Tripled Dies


Examples: DDO = doubled die obverse, DDR = doubled die reverse, TDR = tripled die reverse, etc.

Date Pick-up point AG-G VG F VF XF AU MS Total
1892 Type I, DDR

1 3 4
1892 TDO

"In God We Trust"

1 1 2
1892 TDR

"Of America"

2 1 3
1892 Type II, DDO

"In God We Trust"

1 2 1 4
1892-O Type II, DDO

"In God We Trust"

2 1 1 4
1892-O, DDR

"Quarter Dollar"

1 1
1898-S, DDR

"Dollar •"

2 2
1899, DDR

"Quarter Dollar"

0
1901-O, DDR

"Quarter Dollar", arrows

2 2
1907-D, DDO

Stars 1&2, ribbon ends

1 1 3 5
1908, DDO

"In God We Trust"

1 1
1908-S, DDR

0
1909, DDO

"In God We Trust"

0
1909-D, DDR

0
1909-O, DDR

"Quarter • United", wing

1 1 1 1 1 5
1914-D, DDO

IGWT, stars, ribbons

1 1
1915, DDR

"es Of America"

1 1
1915-S, DDR

0


Additional Doubled Dies reported for 1892-S DDR, 1899-S DDR, 1906-O DDR, and 1911-D DDR.


Part 3: Repunched Mint Marks (RPM)


Example: RPM-W = Repunched MM West, meaning the MM punched to the West [left] is the original [first] MM, and not the one in the final position. That is, the first attempted MM is to the left [west] of the final MM. Click HERE for a photo of a RPM-W, for example.

Date Comments AG-G VG F VF XF AU MS Total
1892-O/O Type I, RPM-E

0
1892-O/O Type II, RPM-E

0
1892-S/S Type I, RPM-W

2 2
1892-S/S Type I, RPM-NW

Large S / Small S

2 2 4
1893-O/O, RPM-E

1 1
1893-S/S, RPM-E

RPM far to the east

1 1 2
1894-O/O, RPM

1 1
1895-S/S, RPM-W

Narrow (fine) reeds

1 1 1 3 2 2 10
1895-S/S, RPM-W

Large S / Small S

1 1 2
1895-S/S, RPM-E

Actually NE?

1 1 2
1898-S/S, RPM-S

1 1 2 2 6
1900-S/S, RPM-W

1 1 1 3
1906-D/D, RPM-N

0
1907-S/S, RPM-E

Possibly S/S/S?

1 1 2
1907-S/S, RPM-rotated

over rotated S

0
1908-D/D, RPM-E

0
1908-D/D, RPM-NW

1 1
1908-D/D, RPM-S

0
1908-D/D, RPM over Dollar

over D in Dollar

0
1909-D/D, RPM-NW

0
1909-S/S, RPM

Large S / Small S

1 1
1911-S/S, RPM-S

MM closer to D

0
1911-S/S, RPM

Large S / Small S

1 1
1914-D/D, RPM-tilted

Counter-clockwise

1 1
1915-D/D, RPM-N

1 1
1915-S/S, RPM

1 1
1916-D/D, RPM-N

1 1 1 3
1916-D/D, RPM-E or -W

1 2 1 4
1916-D/D, RPM-S

Large D / Small D

1 1 1 1 4 1 9

Part 4: Repunched Dates AND Mint Marks (both RPD & RPM)

Date Comments AG-G VG F VF XF AU MS Total
1907/07-S/S

RPD-South and RPM-over

0
19/1908-D/D

RPD-South and RPM

1 1
19/1909/09?-S/S

RPD-South and RPM-South

0
1/1909-S/S

RPD-South and RPM-South

0


Part 5: Repunched and Misplaced Dates (RPD, MPD)

Date Comments AG-G VG F VF XF AU MS Total
189/92-O Type I, RPD

1 1
18/1892/2 Type II, RPD-S & N

1 1 2
1/1892 Type II, RPD-S

1 1
189/1892 Type II, RPD-S

0
18/1892/2-O Type II, RPD-S

0
1893/2?

Possible overdate

1 1
1893/3, RPD-S

0
1893/1893, RPD-S

0
1893/93-S, RPD-S

0
1/1893/93-S, RPD-N & S

0
1894/4, RPD-S

1 1
18/1894/4-O, RPD-E & S

0
18/1894/4-S, RPD

1 1
1/1894/4-S, RPD-SW

1 1
18/1895, RPD

1 1
1895/5, RPD-S

0
1895/895, RPD-W

0
1895/5-O, RPD-N

1 1 2 4
1896/6, RPD-E

0
1896/96, RPD-W?

1 1
1896/1896, RPD-E

1 1
189/97, RPD-E

0
189/98, RPD-S

0
1/1898/98, RPD-N & S

0
1/1898/98, RPD-W

1 1
1899/9, RPD-W

0
1899/899, RPD-W

1 1
18/899/9, RPD-N & S

0
1899/1899, RPD-W

0
1899/99, RPD-S

1 1
1899/9-S, RPD-S

1 1
1900/1900/0, RPD-S & E

0
1/1900, RPD

1 1
1/1901, RPD-S

1 1
1/1902, RPD-S

2 2
1/1902, RPD-SW

0
190/02, MPD-S

Top of 0 in denticals

0
1902-O, MPD-S

In denticals

0
1902-O, RPD-SW

No grade given

1
1903/1903, RPD-S

0
1903/3-O, RPD-W

0
19/903/3-O, MPD

Far to SW, tilt + SE

0
1/1904, RPD-S

2 2
1904/04, RPD-S

0
1904/1904, RPD-W

0
19/905, RPD-S

0
19/905-S, RPD-S

1 1
190/05-S, RPD-E

1 1
1906/6, RPD-E

0
19/1906, RPD-S

1 1
19/1906-D, RPD-W

0
190/06-O, RPD-S

0
1907/7-D, RPD-E

1 1
190/907-D, RPD-N

1 1
1907/1907-D, RPD-S

1 2 1 4
1907/907/7-O, RPD-S,S&N

0
1907/07-S, RPD-S

0
190/07-S, RPD-N

1 1
19/1908, RPD-S

1 1
1908/1908, RPD-W

1 1
190/90/908-D, RPD-S & MPD

3rd 90 well SW, the Fey coin

1 1
1908-D, MPD (under 08)

0 in denticals

0
1/1908-D, RPD-S

0
1908/8-D, RPD-E

0
19/1908/8-D, RPD-W & S

0
1908-D, MPD

Top of 0 in dentils

1 1
1908/8-O, MPD-SW

Tops in denticals

0
1/1909, RPD-W

1 1 2
1914/4, RPD-S

1 2 3
1914/14-S, RPD-S

1 1
19/915, RPD

0
1915/15, RPD-W

0
191/915, RPD-S

1 1
1916-D, RPD-S

1 1

Part 6: Rotated dies:

Only 2 coins with rotated dies were reported, both minor. 1896-O with a 10-degree rotation counter-clockwise, and a 1909-O rotated 20-degrees counter-clockwise in F-VF grade.


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