What grade would you think?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Peter Economakis, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. Peter Economakis

    Peter Economakis Active Member

    IMG_20200919_055552.jpg Ok, my usual crummy pic's:(
    I bought 10 Mercury dimes and the seller again sent a couple extra,:) with one being a Barber!
    Seeing that most Barber coins in general wear out bad I was happy to see this one being decent.
    Can anyone guess from these pic's. Again the face lines are crisper in person. IMG_20200919_055535.jpg IMG_20200919_055606.jpg IMG_20200919_055606.jpg
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2020
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  3. Rheingold

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  4. Peter Economakis

    Peter Economakis Active Member

    Thanks, I was thinking also VF but maby a bit higher on the numbers.
    Was it the very weak Liberty head band that was the biggest issue?
  5. mynamespat

    mynamespat Dingus

    I'd call it VG, maybe F.. I think VF is a bit generous.
  6. CommemHalfScrub

    CommemHalfScrub Active Member

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  7. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    Solid VG. Not fine IMO
  8. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    With that image VG - F no were higher.
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  9. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Well-Known Member

    I don't see enough of LIBERTY for a VG.
  10. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    ...agreed to 20 at first, but you are right...not enough LIBERTY...Spark
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  11. SchwaVB57

    SchwaVB57 Well-Known Member

    Agree VG at best.
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  12. Mike Davis

    Mike Davis Supporter! Supporter

    Based on my study of Photograde, VG is the best I can go because I don't see any of the lettering in the headband. Maybe with better pix. Do I agree with spark and halfcent.
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  13. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    VG. Headband wear eliminates F consideration.
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  14. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    I believe you are correct. I was being generous calling it a VG.
  15. Morgandude11

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

  16. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    VG is a solid estimate in light of evident wear and photo quality.
  17. Peter Economakis

    Peter Economakis Active Member

    The Liberty is very very weak and I can only kind of make the "rty" part.
    It is strong at some places like the the lettering and all around has strong rims, obverse and reverse and the face is some what nice.
    Looking at CoinStudy.com I see a some strong F details but also some in the strong G range.
    These Barbers sure wear out weird compared to others I think. I only have maby 5 Barber's, a couple 1/2's a couple quarter's and this one, and it's the nicest of them of the few I do have.
  18. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    VG Can't beat it for free. It's a keeper.
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  19. LRC-Tom

    LRC-Tom Been around the block...

  20. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    Barber's were workhorse coins. they heavily circulated. I once put together a set of Barber halves in VG/F and some of those dates in lower mid grade were nearly impossible to find.
    A lot of them I could find an AG and VF but everything in between was tough.
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  21. Peter Economakis

    Peter Economakis Active Member

    I spaced it out that it was a freebie and was the biggest basis for the thread:eek:
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