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 Posted 11/27/2019  2:33 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add johnny676767 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am collecting Barber halves in the G-VG range. I have a few duplicates. I am wondering which ones to keep. Which one of each pair would you keep?

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1909




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 Posted 11/27/2019  2:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Left one for each. More consistent coloring, fewer spots.
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 Posted 11/27/2019  2:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1909 left
1908-S Right
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 Posted 11/27/2019  2:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not fond of either of the 1909's. Prefer the left l908-S.
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 Posted 11/27/2019  2:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with MrFrog on the '09's - however if I was keeping one I would keep the right.
The '08-S is the left one.
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 Posted 11/27/2019  4:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add johnny676767 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, the 09 is dark but I like that old, dark album toning. I won it, along with the two others pictured here. A coin shop I used to go to in CA had weekly silent auctions. They were quite enjoyable.

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 Posted 11/27/2019  4:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Left one for each. More consistent coloring, fewer spots.
I agree.
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 Posted 11/27/2019  4:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nfine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If I owned them, I would keep them.
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 Posted 11/27/2019  8:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not fond of any of them, but the ones on the left are nicer IMO.
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 Posted 11/28/2019  10:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JJuliano to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1909 - Right (I'm the oddball - I like the darker toning)
1908S - Left
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 Posted 11/28/2019  11:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Both on the right. The detail on both are slightly better than those to the left. I believe the dark spots on 1908s should disappear after a dip in acetone. Either way, I'd keep all 4.
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Not sure why not keep all of them. I would.
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 Posted 12/02/2019  9:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EarlyTurban to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1909 - Right
1908S - Left
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