The obverse of this key-date rarity offers a full and complete rim with the Y of LIBERTY plainly seen. but the well-worn reverserim has faded and worrn into the tops of the legend in most places. Still, this light golden-gray specimen represents the absolute pinnacle of key-date status in the Barber quarter series, and well-worn specimens are easily forgiven in light of the rarity factor. Struck on the order of 72,664 pieces, the vast majority of that production run saw heavy prolonged use in commerce with AG-3 to Good-4 specimens plentiful -- on a relative scale -- compared to other stops on the grading spectrum. This date's value in Good-4 in the Guide Book is a lofty $5,600, more than three times the value of the next highest competitor, the 1913-S rarity. The 1901-S Barber quarter rarity is one of "those" dates where a filler example is a welcomed addition to a mid-grade set.