Long version, pecking through a former dealers Barber quarters box. Already purchased any and all half acceptable examples AG3 -VG he had and that matched in my set (Im done except for the King 1901 S). Filling my set in low grades required enough book/stick time keep asking myself "where are all the F12's and VF's even for common dates?" and what is the deal with finding a half decent common date VG? More elementary questions than I can answer bare with me folks its a new series for me and I'm all in on these. I called this 1914 P a VF30, he says its VF20 due to Shield and wing tips. Looked original with luster in the star fields, he says obverse is a Whitman Holder rubbing/wipe and reverse was left alone. I have a crack at about 20 commons and better dates in VF and above, this is the average of the bunch. Ten o'clock tomorrow I decide yeah or nay, these $22.00 38.00 and 80 dollar commons rack up quick but the bay is 85% junk and truth be told wouldn't know a sleeper original if it slapped me in the face. I got bit by the Barber Bug. Night school is in session, let me have the brutal doctrine.
VF Details cleaned, those obverse swipes look like a cleaning rather than album rubbing. Album rubbing shouldn't carry into the fields like that and will only be noticeable on high points of the devices.
I'm afraid most of us agree it is VF Details cleaned . I posted last week that with Barber coinage because they were used so much in commerce that all you see is AG-VG or AU-UNC . It's a rarity to find them F-VF straight graded .
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Thanks folks, I did pass on all of the 20 except 2 lower grade better dates that were mixed in with Seated Liberty quarters and caught my attention. Will post them when I get time, a G+ 1901 O and 1899 S that might squeak straight F12? both are somewhat issue coins so was able to purchase at discount.