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1900 Barber Half, Toned And Unslabbed

 
 
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 Posted 04/18/2019  3:31 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add KenBerthiaume to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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what do you think of this coin. The detail is high, I think.



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 Posted 04/18/2019  3:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Something about the obverse turns me off. Don't know if it's environmental damage or just crusty looking.

If the obverse was as nice as the reverse it would be a a killer coin.

Might need a professional opinion on whether conservation might help it. If it were mine I'd leave it alone.
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 Posted 04/18/2019  4:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Upper right obverse does look crusty, agree. AU-58 sharpness?
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 Posted 04/18/2019  4:22 pm  Show Profile   Check Jadey's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Jadey to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Westernsky that the obverse fields are grainy. Its hard to appreciate any luster. The reverse however, beautiful.
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 Posted 04/18/2019  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Dar gonnit you guys would have to put a damper on this coin . At first look at obverse I said wow real nice circulation cameo . Then I flipped it over and saw a beautiful uncirculated Half . Now you guys have brought up about crud on the obverse right side which I failed to see in the first place . So now calling it AU-58 might be necessary . Professional conservation might be in order .
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 Posted 04/18/2019  5:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU-58, possible ED on obverse, but a fantastic reverse!
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 Posted 04/18/2019  5:35 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 04/18/2019  7:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Only the tiniest amount of wear on the high points of the design, both sides.
I have seen better toning, but that does not affect the grade, only eye appeal.


A very desirable coin, nevertheless.

Au58.
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 Posted 04/18/2019  7:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I have seen better toning, but that does not affect the grade, only eye appeal.


Eye appeal is part of a grade
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 Posted 04/18/2019  7:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely. No curb appeal, no 65 grade 99% of the time, surfaces aside.
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 Posted 04/18/2019  7:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Personal opinion - looking at the coloring of both sides, I'm guessing the obverse fields have been lightly cleaned in an effort to erase some of this crud and maintain a symmetrical look. Note the perfect dark circle around star 2 - not a natural look.
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 Posted 04/18/2019  8:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jon Brand to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The obverse was probably cleaned at some point but I think its a good looking coin.
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 Posted 04/18/2019  10:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Au53. Has sharply struck obverse with au58 sharpness but is hurt by lack of luster
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