GTG 1906-D Barber 50C

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Dima, May 22, 2020.

  1. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    Happy Friday folks! This is one of my all time favorite coins, in case my avatar didn't give it away :)

    1906-D 50C.jpg

    I've mentioned in two other threads about this recent regrade order. And as the order nears completion (images done, hoping grades post today; fingers crossed), I thought I'd share my last GTG.

    Edit- fun fact: 1906 was the first Barber half struck at Denver.
    Last edited: May 22, 2020
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  3. Robert Ransom

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  4. ddddd

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  5. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    I grade it AWESOME
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  6. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    A wonderful 63.
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

  8. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    You nailed it! I'm hoping it'll come back as "Awesome+" though ;)
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  9. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

  10. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Nice. And 63?
  11. LRC-Tom

    LRC-Tom Been around the block...

    My first thought was 65, due to the luster. But then I enlarged the photos, and saw the scruffiness on the cheek. Probably a 63 based on that, but way better than most in that grade.
  12. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

  13. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    I'll plan on revealing this one in about an hour.
  14. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

  15. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    This coin was originally graded PCGS MS61. After the regrade, this coin came back... MS61. I was a bit surprised to be honest. Of the 3x coins I sent for regrade, I had the highest hopes for this one and it's the only 1 of 3 which didn't upgrade... oh well :p

    Still beautiful; still one of my all time favorites; still undergraded :D
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  16. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    That is a bit surprising as I thought this one looked nicer than the 62 which upgraded to 63. It seems like the area above the eye and the cheek are somewhat rougher than we all thought (and might explain the grade).
  17. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    This. Plus, if you look at the stars on the obverse, some aren't struck as strongly as others and almost appear worn a bit -- likely, result from older dies. Nonetheless, I think this too would negatively impact the grade.

    ALSO, being one of my favorite coins, I've stared at it for countless hours with and without magnification. But it wasn't until the TrueView images posted that I noticed the die break on the reverse - SOOO cool!

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