Posted 7 years ago
The Barber series started in 1892 and lasted until 1915. It was a short lived series in U.S. coinage but one that is quite popular today with collectors. This 1st year issue coin is mint state as far as the condition. You can also see that is was minted at the New Orleans Mint because of the tiny "O" located on the reverse (tails) at the spot under the base of the eagles tail feathers. This coin never saw circulation. It was plucked very early and saved/put away thus the incredible brilliant condition. The scratches you see in pic two (the reverse or tails) are on the plastic holder the coin has been put in, rather than on the coin itself. Coins with this degree of preservation are very scarce.