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Grading Thoughts On This 1901-S Barber Half Dollar

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 Posted 03/31/2023  2:52 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CoinEnthusiast to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Here's a 1901-S Barber half dollar that I recently acquired. The seller's pictures of the coin weren't that great, but now that I have it in hand, the coin looks a bit different than I maybe expected. Here are the photos:


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 Posted 03/31/2023  3:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say AU details (stained).
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 Posted 03/31/2023  3:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What's going on with the reverse? There seem to be parallel grooves all across it. AU Details for me too, so far.
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 Posted 03/31/2023  4:21 pm  Show Profile   Check Onedollarbillnut's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Onedollarbillnut to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU details. Looks like it was buried in the ground for a longtime.
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 Posted 03/31/2023  8:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add luvmyCAM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
when I was a kid in the late 60's hazardous materials were mostly left on wooden benches and you were told to not mess with that stuff out in garage etc or hanging out at the Texico...stuff all kinds of stuff spilled on floor looks like your coin got into some old JBweld mix. It definitely picked up some type of bondo material along with who knows what? That coin got damaged early and lost put up and forgotten for a long long time. Still has some heavy AU details and alot of history a $2,000 coin worth considerably less. Because I love Barbers that one would be a keeper for me even with the Robin mask.
I would try every trick in conservation book on it to get that cement off and other containment what is there to loose? Its one of maybe 100? still in AU shape. My dealer called me he has an 1895 O dime in VG raw for 400 bucks with what looks like sodering material splashed across 80% of reverse hiding 4/5 of mintmark. I passed on it the coins jaded and try as I might I knew it was someone else's problem not mine. Not putting yours down I like it but reality is its a problem coin.
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 Posted 03/31/2023  9:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU details, env. damage
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 Posted 04/01/2023  09:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kenwright396 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
, AU-Details.
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AU details, environmental damage.
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 Posted 04/01/2023  10:38 am  Show Profile   Check Zurie's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with AU details, corrosion. It wouldn't hurt to soak it in acetone for a day or two to see if some of that staining or discolored glue on the obverse lifts up.
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 Posted 04/01/2023  2:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
what a shame as this is a higher grade 01S. a straight graded AU50 has a value in the $25k-30 range an XF45 pretty not much less than that. PCGS shows on about 10 coins total bein graded in those grades combined.

personally I would send this coin to PCGS and have it professionally conserved. its worth quite a bit even at details and worth slabbing. I would not touch this coin myself.
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 Posted 04/01/2023  3:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dsking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Really good advice! I wholeheartedly concur!

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personally I would send this coin to PCGS and have it professionally conserved. its worth quite a bit even at details and worth slabbing. I would not touch this coin myself.
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what a shame as this is a higher grade 01S. a straight graded AU50 has a value in the $25k-30 range
You must be thinking of the 1901-S quarter.
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Thanks for the advice. Do you think that this coin would straight grade after conservation from PCGS/NGC?
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No way to tell without seeing the finished product, but I seriously doubt it. Big gamble unless you bought this way below straight-grade value.
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 Posted 04/01/2023  6:46 pm  Show Profile   Check Zurie's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think there is very little chance that this would straight grade after conservation. The surface damage looks irreversible.
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