﻿1892-1916 Barber Silver Quarter Melt Value - Coinflation
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# 1892 - 1916 Silver Barber Quarter Value (United States)

 U.S. MINT SPECIFICATIONS Denomination: \$0.25 Obverse Image: Charles E. Barber's Liberty Head motif, commonly referred to as the "Barber" style, was used on quarter dollars from 1892 through 1916. The obverse motif of Miss Liberty is similar to that found on the dime and half dollar and features her facing to the right, her hair in a Phrygian cap, wearing a laurel wreath with LIBERTY on a small band above her forehead. Reverse Image: An adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States and depicts a heraldic eagle holding in its talons an olive branch and arrows, although the branch and arrows are transposed from the position used on the quarter nearly a century earlier. Metal Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper Total Weight: 6.25 grams Comments: It is sometimes referred to as two bits because two bits of a Spanish piece of eight coin made up a quarter of that coin's value. [ ? ]

CALCULATING TODAY'S MELT VALUE (USD)
Using the live silver price and the specifications above, these are the numbers required to calculate melt value:

\$22.66  =silver price / ounce on Nov 30, 2020.
.90  =silver %
\$3.4652  =copper price / pound on Nov 30, 2020.
.10  =copper %
6.25  =total weight in grams
.0321507466  =ounce/gram conversion factor
.00220462262  =pound/gram conversion factor (see note directly below)

The CME uses pounds to price copper and that means we need to multiply the metal price by .00220462262 to make the conversion to grams. The silver price is based in troy ounces and that means we need to multiply the metal price by .0321507466 to make the conversion to grams.

1. Calculate 90% silver value :

(22.66 × .0321507466 × 6.25 × .90)  =  \$4.0980145385

\$4.0980 is the rounded silver value for the 1892-1916 silver quarter on November 30, 2020. This is usually the value used by coin dealers when selling these coins at melt value. However, the total melt value is continued below.

2. Calculate 10% copper value :

(3.4652 × .00220462262 × 6.25 × .10)  =  \$0.0047745

3. Add the two together :

\$4.0980145385 + \$0.0047745 = \$4.1027890385

\$4.1027890385 is the total melt value for the 1892-1916 silver quarter on November 30, 2020.

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MINTAGE AND COLLECTIBLE VALUE (USD)
 The "Year" column lists the year and mint mark on the coin -- D is for Denver, S is for San Francisco, O is for New Orleans, and P is for Philadelphia. A coin without a mint mark means it was also minted in Philadelphia. The "Mintage" column is the number of coins struck and released by the U.S. Mint. The "Numismatic Value Range" column represents what people typically pay for that type of coin (usually a very wide price range depending on the condition). Viewing current eBay auctions can give you an up-to-date "market value" of your coin by understanding where auction prices are ending. Year Mintage Numismatic Value Range Specific eBay Auctions 1892 8,236,000 \$8.00 - \$6000.00 1892 Quarter Auctions Only 1892 O 2,640,000 \$16.00 - \$9500.00 1892-O Quarter Auctions Only 1892 S 964,079 \$35.00 - \$25000.00 1892-S Quarter Auctions Only 1893 5,444,023 \$8.00 - \$4000.00 1893 Quarter Auctions Only 1893 O 3,396,000 \$10.00 - \$8000.00 1893-O Quarter Auctions Only 1915 3,480,000 \$9.00 - \$10000.00 1915 Quarter Auctions Only More Coming...If you're interested in learning more about grading Barber quarters, Photograde is an excellent resource.

EBAY AUCTIONS - SILVER BARBER QUARTERS ONLY
 I believe that the old saying, "A coin is only worth what someone will pay for it," is absolutely true. I prefer eBay because it displays what people are actually paying for coins. Monthly coin price magazines and online price lists may not reflect current market conditions because they don't demonstrate what people are actually willing to pay. View all silver Barber Quarter auctions or see below:

 CHARTS Long-term metal price charts for the silver Barber quarter: