A Simple Study on the Frequency of the Center Mintmark Position for 1897-S Barber Quarters
I'm a coin geek and if you're on this site reading this blog and/or the associated articles then there is a good chance that you're one, too. There's nothing wrong with knowing who you are, and part of the fun of being a coin geek and a scientist is looking a little deeper into those curious things that pique are interests. Although I don't collect Barber quarters as a series, I appreciate how tough the original, mid-grade pieces are and I have a favorite issue...the 1897-S. Here is an examination of the two mintmark positions found on this coin.
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