GTG: 1897 Barber Half Dollar

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Seattlite86, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    GTG! This one was done a few years ago, but it'll be fun to see what folks think today. No cheating if you remember it or find it!
    1897 Barber Half.jpg 1897 OBV.JPG 1897 REV.JPG IMGP1196.JPG
    @Randy Abercrombie here's some more practice from you. ;)
     
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  3. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    AU50
     
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  4. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I’ll go AU 58 on this one.
     
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  5. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

  6. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    I grade it "Awesome"
     
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  7. ddoomm1

    ddoomm1 keep on running

  8. buckeye73

    buckeye73 Well-Known Member

    I’m in the AU 53 to 55 range, go with 55.
     
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  9. CircCam

    CircCam Victory

    50 was my first reaction so I’ll go with that.
     
  10. Lembeck13

    Lembeck13 Active Member

    And now the inevitable party pooper... XF Details.
     
  11. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    That’s funny... What leads you to see a details grade? I’m asking because I am weak on the Barber series.
     
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  12. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

  13. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    AU 55
     
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  14. LuxUnit

    LuxUnit Well-Known Member

    Based off luster I'm saying 55.
     
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I'm at AU-50 on this half. A touch of west on the wing tips and a bit more on the tail. Another nice Barber coin.
     
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  16. Kasia

    Kasia Got my learning hat on

  17. kSigSteve

    kSigSteve Active Member

    I think it’s 53 but may have netted 50 due to being dipped and retoned in an album.
     
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  18. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Well-Known Member

    Is that doubling I spy in the date?
     
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  19. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Yes, that is an RPM you’re noticing. I originally bought this from the photos and didn’t see that until it was in hand. :)
     
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  20. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    I don't think it has enough luster for a 55, so I'll say AU53. Overall a nice looking coin ;).
     
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  21. Mike Thorne

    Mike Thorne Well-Known Member

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