1892 Barber Quarter—grade and opinions.

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  1. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    AU 53
     
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  3. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Glad for you
     
  4. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Damn Rodney love when you talk dirty to me. You made me double check the coin.
     
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  7. CoinTalkJim

    CoinTalkJim Active Member

    Yours looks better than my PCGS MS-63 half. But maybe it just a weak photo on my part. BarberHalf1906-DFront.jpg BarberHalf1906-DReverse.jpg
     
  8. montynj3417

    montynj3417 Active Member

    I'm at AU58 and don't care a fig or a feather if it's been "cleaned" or not. In what would be the blue field of the national crest, the lines are razor-sharp. And if the coin had been cleaned (merciful heavens!!), those horizontal lines would most likely not have the dark (filth?) schmutz between them. All of the above IMHO.
     
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  9. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Well-Known Member

    AU details. Cleaned.
     
  10. schnickelfritz48

    schnickelfritz48 Well-Known Member

    AU-55 for sure, possibly a jump to the next level.
     
  11. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

    If the obv has luster like the rev, 58. If not, 55.
     
  12. ewomack

    ewomack 魚の下着

    Like others, I suspect some form of cleaning, but I also agree that it would likely land somewhere in the AU 55 - 58 range, though possibly with "details" attached. It's always hard judging from photos, of course. But a nice coin in any case.

    I have a single 1914 D Barber 25¢, NGC MS 62 - I didn't used to care for the Barber design, but seeing higher grade examples made me change my mind over time. I'm a convert and this is now one of my favorite coins in my pile.

    1914BarbQuarObv.png 1914BarbQuarRev.png
     
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  13. Tamaracian

    Tamaracian 12+ Yr Member--Supporter Supporter

    @Morgandude11 I'm late to your posting, but I concur with some of the comments that the coin has been dipped in an effort to remove toning and/or gunk in the protected areas; the dipping itself didn't alter the surfaces (still a lot of luster), but it does make it obvious to experienced graders that the coin has been "cleaned", and as such, IMO it would get an AU (AU53 due to the number of scrapes in the prime focal area) Details grade. It is however a nice coin--enjoy it!
     
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