GTG: 1897 Barber Dime

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  1. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Try this one. I think you folks will find a challenge here. Graded by NGC.

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  3. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    MS61

    Edit - can't seem to commit... on the fence between AU58 and MS61. And yet another part of me thinks the reverse looks like a circulated proof? Time for bed...
     
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  4. serdogthehound

    serdogthehound Active Member

    I’m going to go with proof 58 seems to have some nice frostyness to it
     
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  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I'll go 62. Interesting take on it by @serdogthehound - it does look rather prooflike. But I'll guess MS62 rather than PR62.
     
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  6. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I'm not a collector of Barbers so I go MS-63
     
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  8. SamuelFred1

    SamuelFred1 I Guess I'm Kind Of a Decent Member at This Point?

  9. Chris11111952

    Chris11111952 Member

    Very "Baggy" Obverse some dark mark near front of Wreath by "of" but reverse is really nice AU 58
     
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  10. ddddd

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  11. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    Baggy obverse, but not circulated. It is a proof. A nice, attractive coin. PR62
     
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  12. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

  13. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    63

    edit: MS-63 (not proof)
     
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  14. buckeye73

    buckeye73 Well-Known Member

    The photos appear to indicate a very well struck coin with proof-like surfaces. However, the surfaces have A large number of minute hits, to indicate possibly that the this coin was mingled with other coins for a period of time.
    All that being said...PF 62 by the TPG.
     
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  15. kSigSteve

    kSigSteve Active Member

    Proof was my initial feeling at first glance. The reverse definitely looks mirrored around the E in DIME. There appears to be some haze at the DI which makes it appear as MS surfaces.

    I don’t see any wear at all. This is a pretty small coin and I think these large pictures are making some of the marks worse than they would appear in hand. I’ll go PF63.
     
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  16. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    I’m going to go with a designation of PF-63 myself. The devices of your coin appear sharp and clear with a certain level of frostiness to the fields of your coin.
     
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  17. Publius2

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  18. Mike Thorne

    Mike Thorne Well-Known Member

    62 or 63. Wonderful strike but lots of chatter.
     
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  19. Santinidollar

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    Here’s the reveal

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  20. kSigSteve

    kSigSteve Active Member

    Wow. At least several of us got the PF right. Seems they were pretty critical with that one. Although grading proofs from photos is a challenge in itself. I wonder what CAC would say about this.
     
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  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Sure missed that one. I said I don't do Barbers and it showed. Lol
     
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