1903 Barber Quarter grade/value?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by RelicKING, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. RelicKING

    RelicKING New Member

    Whats everyone's opinions on this one I just picked up?

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  3. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'm thinking AU-55. Possible cleaning at some point.
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  4. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Pretty coin, though I also suspect a bit of cleaning.
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  5. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Very nice classic coin.
  6. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast


    Dipped and retoned in a Dansco album. That brown & blue peripheral toning is a clear indicator of a secondary toning.
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  7. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

  8. Lembeck13

    Lembeck13 Active Member

    AU53 (Liberty's cosmetic surgery is patent.)
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Very nice. A definite AU coin that has been cleaned and is now retoning.
  10. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Agree with all...A great type album coin!
  11. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    Still a $100 coin.
  12. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    I agree
  13. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Back in the day, these old beauties were routinely cleaned. People were proud of their collection and wanted to show off a coin that wasn't dirty.
    I agree at AU and I agree with the valuation. It's a nice coin.
    If it has retoned, perhaps the cleaning was not too harsh.
    (Scrubbing or polishing which produces scratch lines.)
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  14. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I think it is worth noting that this coin shows very strong "pull away" toning around both the stars and the date. While common on Morgan Dollars, it is scarce on other coinage, though I have a Lafayette Dollar that displays it. The importance of this is that "pull away" toning is something (to my knowledge) that coin doctors can't replicate and has always been a very strong indicator of NT (natural toning). That is important with respect to this particular coin, because the bright cobalt blue peripheral toning could easily be construed as AT by someone unaware of its commonality in secondary toned coins.
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