1913-S Barber Quarter

The 1913-S Barber Quarter has the lowest mintage of the entire series with only 40,000 coins produced. This represents the last of the three lower mintage San Francisco coins generally considered to be key dates of the Barber Quarter series.

Despite the extremely low mintage, this issue is not as scarce as the mintage seems to indicate. Collectors of the era were very aware of the small mintage of the coin and hoarded a considerable number of examples. This contrasts to the 1896-S and 1901-S Barber Quarters, which were not as heavily saved. Nonetheless, 1913-S Barber Quarter is an important low mintage coin, which remains difficult to acquire and scarce in any grade.

Pieces graded Good-4 typically sell for prices around $1,500. The finest known example of the 1913-S Barber Quarter graded PCGS MS68 sold for $86,250 at auction in April 2009.

Coin Specifications

Date 1913
Mint Mark S
Mint Location San Francisco
Composition 90% Silver, 10% Copper
Weight 6.25 grams
Diameter 24.3 mm
Designer Charles E. Barber

Coin Mintages

Mintage 40,000