1901 Barber Dime????

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Michele Davis, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Michele Davis

    Michele Davis New Member

    I have a 1901 Barber Dime that seems like it wasn't struck on the right planchett just not sure. It feels nothing like my1916 Barber Dime. It seems like my 1916 Barber Dime feels heavier than my 1901 Barber Dime. I am uploading pictures of both any help will be greatly appreciated.
     

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  3. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    The 1901 is very worn. That will make it a little lighter.
     
  4. Michele Davis

    Michele Davis New Member

    I agree with that but this is much lighter how much in a worn state are they supposed to weigh
     
  5. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Could be anything. It's been in circulation over 100 years. Coins take a beating.
    I got this today. It weighs 5.3grams and it used to weigh 5.67g 30 years ago.
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  6. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    It's a really worn coin. Nothing more. Welcome to CT.
     
  7. man2004

    man2004 Active Member

    Judging from its color, it might have been cleaned a few times along the way too!
     
  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    This.
     
  9. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    it has a few small chunks missing from it as well.
     
  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Dude! I just realized that's a clad quarter! Cool "lowball" contender, there!

    Not many quarters from the '80s like that out there! The earlier silver ones, sure, and stuff like the Barber dime in the OP, but clads, not so much.
     
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  11. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    lordmarcovan
    Yes. I am almost positive it is 1988-P. Although I guess it could be 1989-P. I'll have to examine the top loop of the 9 to see if it's possible.
    I make it as an FR-02/ AG-03. The reverse is a little better. (There's some eagle detail you can see in hand.)
    It may have been a recovered dryer coin (disqualify?) and it was saved before it became mush.
     
  12. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    Don't understand.
     
  13. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    That quarter appeared to be a worn 90% silver quarter, 1964 and before.
    But it is "clad". A copper core sandwiched by an outer layer of copper/nickel.
    1965- present.
    I was using it to illustrate to you how quickly and easily coins can lose weight.
     
  14. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    I understand the difference between silver and clad, I was just wondering what Lordmarcovan meant by it being a "lowball" contender because it was clad.
     
  15. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Coins are graded from 1-70 on the Sheldon Scale.
    MS coins(mint state from 60-70)
    AU (about uncirculated from 50-59) although 58 is usually highest.
    XF extremely fine 40-45
    VF very fine 20-35
    F fine 12-15
    VG very good 8-10
    G good 4-6
    AG about good 3
    FR fair 2
    P poor 1
    This coin is so horrible ( my quarter) it would get a very low grade. Lowball.
    It's better than P-01 but worse than G-04. That's why I said it was
    FR-02/AG-03
     
  16. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    Ah! I thought I was missing something. Like a new grade, or contest, or some other numismatic oddity. Just Lordmarcovan being funny.

    That's what I get for being a rookie.
     
  17. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    Nope - maybe it was left in a rock tumbler until well done :eek:

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  18. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    I have it's little brother.

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  19. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Nyatii, there's probably a thread for lowball coins, I think that's what he is talking about.
     
  20. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    Thanks, I'll check it out.
     
  21. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Cool.
    I'd keep that quarter. Lot of history
     
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