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1904-S 50c Barber Half Dollar

 
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 Posted 11/28/2021  10:57 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
$238. Apparently this retails for $1,140 in VF20. Thoughts? Thanks!


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 Posted 11/29/2021  12:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Obverse F12, reverse F15, net, could go either way.
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 Posted 11/29/2021  08:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
the overall sharpness of the coin when looking at it as a whole it could hit VF20. I would say conservatively F15
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 Posted 11/29/2021  09:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm at F-15 as well. I could not buy from these pics.
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 Posted 11/29/2021  11:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VG-10 ++ Only because of very weak LIBERTY .

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 Posted 11/29/2021  11:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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VG-10 ++ Only because of very weak LIBERTY .

LOL. I was waiting for the first customer to call this VG. You guys certainly don't disappoint.
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 Posted 11/29/2021  11:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll wait for your in hand images.
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 Posted 11/29/2021  2:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Barbers need to be graded looking at the whole coin. Die wear, strike weakness, and circulation all play in the appearance. This date is a bearcat to find with nice appearance and no obvious problems.

The obverse shows too much detail in the top leaves, ear, eye, lips, ribbon, and hair to be VG. The bottom leaves are visible, which doesn't happen on VG coins. On balance, the obverse looks F-12.

The reverse has the same weakness as the obverse. If LIBERTY is weak, the eagle's tail feathers will be weak. The central and lower feathers on both wings are more consistent with F-15, but the horizontals and lower verticals of the shield, neck feathers, and talons are more consistent with F-12. The rims and denticles are much sharper than I would expect for F-12. On balance, the reverse is right on the F-12/F-15 line.

I'm at solid F-12. Unless the in-hand inspection shows something that isn't obvious in the pics, at a VG-10 price, this one's a no-brainer.
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 Posted 11/29/2021  3:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumismaticsFTW to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
F-12 for me.

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 Posted 11/29/2021  3:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why do I need a greysheet?
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