Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by H8_modern, Feb 25, 2011.
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Looks like all nice original Barber coinage with “the look.” Well done!
Thanks! The only other Barber coins I own are three proofs. I think I could get into a full-blown collection.
I can’t do the coin justice w/ my photos. Obverse is laced w/ color and encompassing the spectrum. In hand, it’s far more impressive. Gosh, it’s nice. Obverse fields are very clean. There are some minor hits on portrait’s cheek/neck/bust which you’d need 5X magnification to observe. Reverse is basically void of any distractions and contains far more color in hand than the photos suggest.
Coin exhibits a great deal of original luster. I’d have agreed w/ NGC’s grade a decade ago. This was the grading standard I assembled my collection under. However, I think today’s standard would merit at least a 65 or maybe a *. Doesn’t matter that much to me because I don’t purchase coins as investments. Grading, in general, really intrigues me though. This coin has a very weak strike which isn’t quite as bad in hand, but it’s still quite soft. Cool coin I overpaid for, but I’m in this for the enjoyment. So sick and tired of the “price/value” stuff on here, lately. We sound like a bunch of chiselers. This one books at under $20 lol and I love it, obviously.
Dang, are you serious? A 1795 silver dollar? I purchased a counterfeit a few years back for educational purposes because, at the time, there were a rash of postings on CCF where people were seeking info on their great-grandad’s coin, which they inherited. Of course, they were all counterfeit, and some were laughably crude. It seems that nearly all of them were dated 1795.
She doesn't look Chinese.
Cool idea, I didn’t realize it was a “set.” Do you have a link that lists the coins in it? I’ve always found shipwreck coins intriguing but never bought one.
Got this at a local coin show today. I just liked the design.
There are some oddball dates in there as well. Those usually go for a much higher premium. I have a couple decent ones from this wreck, I’ll have to dig them out sometime. My Wife got them for a good price a few years ago.
If you enlarge the images you can see the overall granularity and that the surfaces have been messed with to smooth them out. and the 2 "fang marks" on the neck.
I really like the green/gold/russet tone around the obv. portrait; my Vermont commem has almost identical toning on both sides. I wonder what storage conditions led to this?
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