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1911 Barber Quarter PCGS MS

 
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 Posted 05/14/2021  5:15 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add luvmyCAM to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is the 1911 I picked up last week, very pleased with it in hand, the GC photo's were adequate but the old auction archive photo's from 2018 were better, I made my bid based on those old pics.The strike on the reverse is what sold me. Love to hear what you think about obv vs rev thanks.



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 Posted 05/14/2021  5:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numis-Northerner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is sure pretty, that reverse is super clean, heck the whole thing is. Good buy imo.
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 Posted 05/14/2021  6:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If those scratches are on the coin and not the holder, I'll say MS-63.
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 Posted 05/14/2021  6:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Either Mid Die State or it looks like there can be slight wear on obverse hair cap and ear . Also on reverse ; Feather tips are soft ,so is middle of tail feathers . AU-58+- MS63 .
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 Posted 05/14/2021  7:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Reverse is quite attractive. Some slight weakness on the high points that TBop pointed out. Overall nice example! I'm with the others, MS63.
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 Posted 05/14/2021  8:49 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a solid MS63 for sure. Anything lower then they dropped the boat. Could see it MS63+ or maybe MS64 as well.
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 Posted 05/14/2021  9:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That reverse is spectacular. Not very often you see an example from the Barber shop this nice. MS63
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 Posted 05/15/2021  09:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add luvmyCAM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In Bowers: "guide book barber silver coins" 2nd edition 2019 pg.172 he notes "some will display a reverse that is a point or two finer than the obverse.This is because the intricacies of the reverse design tended to protect the fields from abrasions".
This one looks like a textbook example of that comment he further observes Bowers 2019: "that even a slight amount of handling will result in scuffing and marking of the check of Miss Liberty. Most probably, pieces freshly put into commercial channels from bank bags were what collectors would call MS-63 or even less".
If a Barber quarter properly graded at MS-63 looks this nice cant wait to find a true MS-65 gem! Love them all especially the 1890's branch issues. I get a big kick out of these low spotlight beauties.

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Good detective work!
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 Posted 05/15/2021  10:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fenton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Obverse 62+, Reverse 65 so MS-63 seems like the right grade. Or 64 depending on how much you weight a reverse.
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 Posted 05/16/2021  6:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jon Brand to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was at 64. Nice coin. A few marks on the obverse but good looking for sure.
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 Posted 05/16/2021  10:57 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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If a Barber quarter properly graded at MS-63 looks this nice cant wait to find a true MS-65 gem!


Just wait until you get a MS67 or MS68 in hand someday! They are out there, I've held a few.
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