Barber Dimes, Quarters and Half Dollars

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Launching a Barber coinage price list is possible due to acquiring the Maine Collection of Barber sets and also focusing on choice eye appealing coins to enhance the listing. Please check back as I selective acquire top quality Barber coins for your consideration........Gerry Fortin

There are 32 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on July 30, 2021

Photo Denom Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Barber 10C 1893 10C 1893
Gem $1085 Superb Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Swirling Cartwheels, CAC Approval. Barber dime mintage saw a dramatic reduction during the 1893 production year with most entering circulation rather than being saved as a first year of design issue. The 1893 CAC approved population also shows a sharp decrease from 216 to only 46. This 1893 offering is an obvious gem with rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Obverse toning is mostly olive-gold with some variegated patterns. Reverse toning is exceptional with peripheral gold and lighted shades at the center. The slightest chatter in the right obverse field accounts for the assigned grade though eye appeal is superior. There is a small cud on Liberty's cap near ST(A)TES that will identify the die. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CDN CAC guide is presently $1090.
Barber 10C 1894 10C 1894
Choice $785 Near Gem-Original, Great Type Coin Candidate, Satiny Cartwheels, CAC Approval. Jackie Gleason's "How sweet it is" immediately comes to mind when viewing this near-gem 1894 Barber dime. Shimmering satiny cartwheels are mesmerizing during bright light inspection. Strike is fully executed with high rims. Semi-transparent golden-gray patina covers the obverse while the reverse is sports center rose with peripheral blues. Essential a gem with a well disguised obverse line that holds the piece back from the MS65 grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1895 10C 1895
Gem $1450 Scarcest Philadephia Date, Gorgeous Toning, Gem Original, CAC Approval. Did you know that volleyball was first called "mintonette" and created during 1895? How about the fact that Philadelphia mintage of Barber dimes dropped below a million strikes that year? The result is a semi-key date with the lowest Philly mintage of the series. This superbly preserved survivor is worth of a gem quality rating. Gorgeous blues and peripheral gold are amplified by crisp frosty luster and dancing cartwheels during bright light inspection. In-hand viewing showcases center rose surrounded by aquamarine, gold, and blues. Fairly priced as the CAC Guide is $1340 and should not last long. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1904S 10C 1904-S
Choice $1500 New July 21! Very Scace and Challenging CAC Approved, None Finer Through MS64. 1904 San Francisco strikes are scarce due to low mintage and heavy circulation up through the Depression Era. In Mint State, none are CAC approved until the MS64 or better level. The lone three CAC approved AU58s are the only alternatives for those seeking a choice specimen at fair value. This fresh offering is one of the three AU58s with green bean approval. Fields exhibit steely surfaces that are entirely without abrasions. Strike is thoroughly executed on both sides with the reverse being quite impressive in terms of minute wreath details. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1907S 10C 1907-S
Choice $415 Reduced Price - Consignor Buyout. Brilliant Frosty Luster, Attractive Toning, Choice Surfaces. The Barber coinage series are full of surprises since this design circulated heavily for years. Once entering circulation, Barber coinage circulated through the Great Depression. Few Mint State examples were saved for many dates including the 1907 San Francisco issue. From a mintage of over three million, PCGS has graded about one hundred examples in all Mint States grades. This MS62 certified example is fully choice with brilliant frosty luster. A luscious peripheral gold ring nicely frames the obverse while intermixed aquamarine-gold covers the reverse. Sure to please. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Barber 10C 1907S 10C 1907-S
Original $265 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Peripheral Gold, Full Strike. A better San Francisco date at AU58 level. Brilliant frosty luster is consistent on both sides. Light peripheral gold enhances the visual appeal. Housed in new NGC large font holder.
Barber 10C 1908S 10C 1908-S
Original $260 Better San Francisco Date, Dirty Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Original Surfaces, Twins Lakes Collection . A better San Francisco issue with a limited number of survivors at the AU grades. PCGS has certified twenty-four pieces in AU58 including this Twin Lakes Collection offering. Original surfaces are covered with a dirty gray-gold patina. This patina provides limited contrast resulting in less than stellar GFRC images. Under a light source, light frosty gold luster comes to life including pleasing cartwheels. Fields and devices are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder.
Barber 10C 1910D 10C 1910-D
Original $210 Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - Low PCGS Population, Better Date, Original Crusty Golden Patina, Frosty Luster, Typical Strike, Fairly Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Exploring the Barber coinage series is enjoyable. One will discover some attractive values including this 1910 Denver strike. A check of the PCGS population report revealed a very low certification rate in circulated grades. Most holdered pieces are graded at the mint state level. Those graded AU58 make up the bulk of those graded in all AU grades. This example, from the Twin lakes Collection, has crusty original gold patina across both sides. The patina is thick and blocks a portion of the residual frosty luster. Strike is typical and grading is accurate for this naturally preserved example. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Barber 10C 1911S 10C 1911-S
Gem $940 Superb Eye Appeal, Aquamarine and Copper-Gold Toning. Brilliant Satiny Luster, Registry Set Candidate. This gorgeous 1911 San Francisco strike is so well balance! Pastel aquamarine and peripheral gold cover the obverse while the reverse is shimmering copper. Satiny mint bloom is brilliant regardless of the semi-transparent coloring. Strike is also complete. Hand picked from a wholesaler's box at the 2019 Winter Baltimore show and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Just a wonderful gem that will please the buyer for years to come.
Barber 10C 1914D 10C 1914-D
Choice $250 Choice Original, Copper-Aquamarine Toning, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. This 1914 Denver strike is accurately graded and quite attractive. Most mint state late date Barber dimes will be found frosty white therefore an example with old toning is refreshing. Obverse is toned with copper-aquamarine shades while the reverse is mostly pastel aquamarine gold. Strick is well executed. A fairly priced peice as a mint state type coin or for inclusion in a date and mintmark set. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Barber 25C 1892O 25C 1892-O
Type 1 Reverse
Gem $1550 Fresh CAC Approval! Type 1 Reverse, Scarce Grade, Gem Original Surfaces, Swirling Frosty Luster, Gray-Gold Patina. A superb first year of design production at the New Orleans mint. Definitely scarcer than Philadelphia counterpart. This offering is an unquestionable gem and best for collectors who like their Mint State barbers with original coloring. Frosty luster borders on the iridescent when placed under a light source. Swirling cartwheels are most pleasing. A light to medium gray skins covers the obverse with embedded gold towards the rims. Reverse ebony-rose toning and luster is stunning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1896S 25C 1896-S
Original $4850 Key Date, Near-Choice Original, Pleasing Residual Luster, City by the Bay Collection. The 1913-S is one of the first coins examined in any Barber quarter set, and for good reason. Along with the 1896-S and 1901-S, this is part of the "big three" San Francisco Mint keys to the set, with mintages far lower than any other issue in the series. GFRC is pleased to be offering a near-choice duplicate from the City by the Bay Collection. Eye appeal is consistent with the About Uncirculated grade level as residual luster is coruscating. Ample remaining mint frost is seen in the protected area. Obverse friction probably brought the assigned grade as the reverse is no question AU. Die finish is best described as steely frosty if that makes any sense! Other than a light break in the surface frost by star 6, this is an unabraded specimen. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 25C 1900 25C 1900
Gem $1450 Satiny Gem, Glistening Cartwheels, Aquamarine-Blue, Near Condition Census, Mountaineer Collection. 1900 Barber quarter Philadelphia strikes totaled an amazing ten million pieces. However, in superb gem, this date becomes very rate. GFRC is pleased to be offering one of the few attractively toned pieces graded MS66 by PCGS; most a found frosty white or gold. This example offers rich satiny luster and glistening cartwheels that tickle the eyes during bright light inspection. Obverse coloring is a semi-transparent aquamarine-light blue with embedded rose. The reverse is toned over with greens, gold and a darker upper region. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A substantial offering from the new Mountaineer Collection consignor and fairly priced for overall quality and eye appeal.
Barber 25C 1908O 25C 1908-O
Gem $2750 Eric P. Newman Collection, Deeply Toned, Strong Underlying Frosty Luster, Mountaineer Collection. Ex: "Colonel." E.H.R. Green and Eric P. Newman Collection pedigree. Barber quarter branch mint coinage history remains consistent; coinage was needed in the local channels of commerce, and few pieces were set aside in Uncirculated condition. Regardless of 5.7 million quarters struck in the New Orleans mint during 1908, few superb gem survivors are known. PCGS population is all of eleven pieces at the MS66 grade level. The Eric P. Newman Collection pieces are most special since being stored in old paper envelope for decades. Silver surfaces are typically covered with deep, original layers of blue-gray and faint traces of reddish patina. The mint luster is thick and frosty with vibrant cartwheels. Strike is complete with all device details deeply impressed. Housed in original NGC Eric P Newman brown label holder. This piece previously sold at the Heritage November 2013 sale for $3055.
Barber 25C 1908O 25C 1908-O
Original $195 Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - Original, Collector-Grade, Twin Lakes Collection.. The coin exhibits wear at the high points consistent with the grade and is medium toned with ocassional crust about the stars, legend, and date. All of the Barber coinage was struck at four different Mints - Philadelphia, San Francisco, New Orleans, and, toward the end of the series, at Denver as well. The New Orleans Mint was notorious for poorly struck coins in the Liberty Seated series, but these problems were largely resolved by 1892 with the introduction of Barber coinage. This piece is an excellent representation of the New Orleans Mint for the period, a welll-struck, original example that brings a tiny piece of New Orleans from the past to the present day. A quality AU58 set offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Barber 25C 1913D 25C 1913-D
Gem Eye Candy, Swirling Frosty Luster, Pleasing Obverse Rose Patina, Light Aquamarine-Rose Reverse. . A thoroughly pleasing 1913 Denver struck Barber quarter that will add considerable charm to a Mint State date and mintmark set. Both sides exhibit frosty luster and swirling cartwheels during bright light inspection. A semi-transparent rose patina covers the obverse while the reverse features lighter aquamarine and rose shades. Strike is 99% complete with only the reverse arrow feathers lacking complete definition. A most attractive example that warrants a GFRC Gem Original quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Why settle for a typical frosty white piece when this nicely toned candidate is available.
Barber 25C 1913D 25C 1913-D
Choice HOLD
New July 30! Choice Original, Frosted Luster, Crusty Olive-Gold . A perfectly original 1913 Denver strike with uniform olive-gold skin. Surfaces are entirely unabraded other than a toned over line on the reverse right wing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. If collecting nicely toned Barber coinage, this offering should be considered.
Barber 25C 1914S 25C 1914-S
Choice $565 Better San Francisco Date, Natural Surfaces, Impressive Eye Appeal. Let's start the description for this delightful 1914-S Barber quarter with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation! Eye appeal is stunning with natural coin gray surfaces and darker peripheral toning on the obverse and deeper shades throughout the reverse. Reverse has full circulated cameo appearance while the obverse is just bold and stately. Surfaces are unabraded. A premium example that is housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1916D 25C 1916-D
Gem $875 Exceptional Iridescent Luster, Shimmering Cartwheels, Faint Obverse Rose-Gold, CAC Approval. What exceptional eye appeal for the collector building an advanced set of Barber quarters! A no question gem original 1916 Denver strike with brilliant iridescent luster. Bright light viewing activates swirling cartwheels as expected from a gem strike. Creamy center gold toning is well framed by darker shades at the peripheries. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Priced at CAC CDN bid.
Barber 25C 1916D 25C 1916-D
Choice $235 Choice Original, Copper Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Copper golden patina and cartwheel luster are the high points of this lovely 1916 Denver struck Barber half. An attractive example that is fully struck. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1893 50C 1893
Choice $1850 Superb Eye Appeal, Brilliant Mirrors, Flashy Reflective Luster, Port Matilda Collection. GFRC Consignor Buyout! Price Reduction. The description for this gorgeous 1893 Cameo certified proof 1893 Barber half dollar will be short and sweet. JUST BUY IT NOW or live with the regret if a serious Barber coinage collector. This is a stunning Port Matilda Collection offering with superb eye appeal at the certified grade. Mirrors are brilliant and emit tons of flashy reflective luster. Subtle hairlines in the right obverse field account for the grade on a technical basis. Let's face it, cameo certified proofs are viewed in hand and/or under a bright light. This offerings really performs! Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1893 50C 1893
Choice $750 Superb Eye Appeal, Lightly Frosty Surfaces, Dancing Cartwheels, CAC Approval. A gorgeous 1893 Barber half with light rose and aquamarine in hand obverse coloring coupled with lightly frosty surfaces. Light gold is predominate on the reverse. Bright light viewing shifts the coloring to reflective pastel shades. A full strike enhances the eye appeal further. A wonderful selection for type or date and mintmark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1895O 50C 1895-O
Choice $335 Early New Orleans Date, Choice Original, Olive-Gray Patina, Attractive Bright Light Performance, Accurately Graded.. An early New Orleans struck date with problem free original surfaces. Old time album olive gray patina is transparent to the underlying surfaces. Accurately graded too. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Barber 50C 1896S 50C 1896-S
Choice $1725 New July 2! Better San Francisco Date, Multi-Color Variegated Hues, Choice Original Surfaces, City By The Bay Collection. A better San Francisco Barber date with very low survival rates in EF and AU given the mintage of slightly over 1,000,000. A choice example with both sides revealing multiple shades of aquamarine and pink, along with other variegated hues. Well-struck with few blemishes. High-point wear is consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder. A second appearance on the GFRC price list as now a City By The Bay duplicate.
Barber 50C 1897S 50C 1897-S
Choice $3250 Rare 1890s San Francisco Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gray-Gold Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. 1897 San Francisco strikes are one of the tougher Barber half dollar dates of the 1890's. This date is not as rare as the 1897-O or the 1898-S, but remains challenges as compared to the majority of the dates in the series. PCGS population report indicates thirty-nine certified in all AU grades from a mintage of 933,900. That is 0.004% of the reported mintage as a reference. This lovely survivor offers strictly original surfaces that are essentially blemish free. The only abrasion seen under a 10x loupe is one tiny nick on the upper cheek. Satiny cartwheel luster and faint gray-gold patina are attractive for such a scarce date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A rare offering from the Osprey Collection.
Barber 50C 1898 50C 1898
Choice HOLD
Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Well above average eye appeal for the grade with choice original surfaces. Gray obverse fields turn to golden arcs at the periphery. Attractive circulated cameo appearance with no blemishes worth of mention. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Worthy of special consideration by fans of Barber coinage.
Barber 50C 1901S 50C 1901-S
Choice $5350 Only Affordable CAC Approved Mint State Example, Frosty Luster, Complete Strike. A strictly original example of the semi-scarce 1901-S date with sufficient eye appeal to garner CAC approval. Brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels are readily apparent during bright light inspection. Though not readily apparent in the GFRC images, this piece is lightly toned with faint obverse center aquamarine and peripheral gold. Reverse coloring is a light silver-gray. Strike is sharp and complete. Interested clients are guided to the CAC population report to understand this piece's importance. CAC has only approved two pieces in AU58, one at MS62, followed by several at the MS65/MS66 level. This semi-scarce date is brutally difficult to locate at the choice Mint States level as most have been dipped out to enhance luster and grade potential. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.0 NFC holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1908O 50C 1908-O
Choice $415 Choice Original, Light Golden Gray Patina, Accurately Graded and CAC Approved. A lovely New Orleans strike with strictly original gold-gray toning. Locating choice Barber halves outside of the common Philadelphia dates will take some searching. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality Barber half dollar offering.
Barber 50C 1908S 50C 1908-S
Choice $500 Better San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Residual Luster, Oregon Beaver Collection. This is a lustrous piece for the grade, especially so on the reverse. Remaining luster is frosty and clearly evident as the coin is tilted. Even gray fields host lighter silver devices, all giving way to a bit of olive scattered in the stars and legend. The strike is typical, with the eagle detail merging in several locations. Mintage is less than 2 million, a slightly lower figure within the Barber half series. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1912D 50C 1912-D
Choice HOLD
Natural Coin Gray Patina, Well Preserved Surfaces, Circulated Eye Appeal. I remember attempting to collection Barber halves during the late 1980s. Maine dealers would often comment that quality VF specimens were rare since most survivors are well worn G-VGs or having limited wear at the EF40 or better grade levels. This 1912 Denver strike is very well preserved with natural coin gray patina on both sides. Center motif details are well defined with uniform wear. Well above average in terms of circulated eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Barber 50C 1913D 50C 1913-D
Choice HOLD
Iridescent Light Gold Patina, Near-Gem Example, Oregon Beaver Collection. A silver figure of Liberty gives way to tan and sandy shades, with light crust scattered throughout the stars. The reverse is more evenly toned, exhibiting plum hues over a golden background. Original fields more than justify the CAC approval. The 1913-D represents one of the lowest mintages in the Barber half series, and CAC has approved just 68 examples. This piece is nicer in hand than the images reveal - you will not be disappointed. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Barber 50C 1915S 50C 1915-S
Choice $160 Final Year Issue, Coin Gray Toning, Choice Surfaces. Another VF grade level Barber half dollar survivor that warrants attention for a budget minded collection. Surfaces are fully original and toned with natural coin gray patina. Fields are entirely unabraded while ebony-gray "dirt" surrounds the primary devices. Worth of its GFRC Choice quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.