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1892 Barber Half Dollar You Vs PCGS With CAC Sticker

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 Posted 05/12/2021  10:36 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
There is a white mark on rim next to date that is on holder.

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 Posted 05/12/2021  11:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice toning. It's an old album coin, for sure.

What's happening on the reverse, with the inverted vee from the ribbon to the "F" in OF? Is that on the coin or on the holder?
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 Posted 05/12/2021  11:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The V on reverse is toning and continues down onto the wing.
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 Posted 05/13/2021  12:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Attractive toning, nice luster, and original surfaces. I don't see any wear, but the toning may be obscuring some marks. From the scattered marks I do see on the obverse, I'd say MS-63, possibly 64.
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 Posted 05/13/2021  01:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jaobler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like luster is complete on the reverse but seems dull in the right obverse field. Shield detail seems weak and there is either light wear or strike weakness on the center tail feather. Toning looks original and somewhat positive for eye appeal. Could be a very choice AU-58, or else MS-63 minimum. Nice example.
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 Posted 05/13/2021  05:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add echidna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Images are not good enough to grade properly.
However I'll go with 58 or maybe 61.
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 Posted 05/13/2021  08:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just wondering if anyone knows what percentage CAC gives PCGS and NGS and ANACS on being correct with their assessment?
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 Posted 05/13/2021  08:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wouldn't be surprised if the eye appeal pushes this to 65.
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 Posted 05/13/2021  09:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice looking coin. I see a small hit on the nose and a few hits on the cheek. That limits it to 63 for me and if there is rub hiding in the dark toning spots, then 58. There is some strange toning, for example the neck of liberty shows toning in the shape of a rectangular band aid or ribbon strip. The cheek of liberty is also toned black. In the reverse only the top of the right wing is toned black along with the head of the eagle. This makes me think it may have been rubbed, but better pics would be more telling. The bright edge toning is attractive while the black toning in the devices is less so.
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 Posted 05/13/2021  3:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MS65 green bean
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 Posted 05/13/2021  3:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Throw me into the AU58-MS63 group, depending on what that toning may or may not be hiding.
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 Posted 05/13/2021  4:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm in at AU-58
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 Posted 05/13/2021  7:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The toning has a likely explanation. I remember seeing many coins in the old Kraft 2x2 envelopes, with folded pieces of cotton gauze on each side to prevent the coins from contacting the high-sulfur content paper. The shape on the neck and the vee on the reverse suggest cotton buffers and Kraft storage. Max Mehl sold countless coins that way. Many dealers did this back in the day. The result can be spectacular toning.

With a scratch ruled out for the reverse vee, this is a great coin. There are a few small contact marks and a light cheek scratch on the obverse. I'm at MS-64 obverse. The reverse looks old school Gem, MS-65. That would net to MS-64+, before any eye appeal adjustment. Add me to the MS-65 parade.

Beauty. This one would catch an eye on a bourse floor.

I tried to see evidence of circulation, but I can't find it. This absolutely has the feel of an album coin. I'd love to know the pedigree, if it is available.
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 Posted 05/13/2021  7:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fenton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm in at MS-64 for this one. Lovely coin! Please don't be an AU lol.
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 Posted 05/13/2021  8:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll be the kill joy. To me I would almost want to cry if I had put away an original MS coin like this in an album only to find it tarnished years later.

Having said that, I understand some people like toning. So ignore the above comment if you do and keep enjoying your hobby the way YOU like it.

My guess is 64.

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 Posted 05/14/2021  09:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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o me I would almost want to cry if I had put away an original MS coin like this in an album only to find it tarnished years later.


this is why I avoid toned coins. over time the chances they look worse is much higher than those that look better. several nicely toned coins I have over the years are black and eye appeal is not there anymore.
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