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 86 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on April 10, 2024

Photo Denom Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Barber 10C 1892 10C 1892
MS65
PCGS
38595429
Gem $700 New March 31! Gem Original.. Granular, frosted luster imparts spinning cartwheels to this colorful, first year of issue piece. Maroon patina fills protected spaces at the rims, while the interior reveals a mix of grey and sea-green shade. After a 55-year run of Liberty Seated coinage, extending from 1836 to 1891, the Mint introduced a new, common design for the dime, quarter, and half dollar in this year. CAC has approved 245 coins total, 39 pieces in MS65, and 79 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $468 in MS65. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #4796
Barber 10C 1892 10C 1892
MS62 PCGS
18721011
Choice $200 First Year Type, Glowing Frosty Luster, Peripheral Copper-Gold, Choice Original. Swirling frosty luster along with attractive peripheral copper-gold toning are the highlights of this first year Barber dime strike. Conservatively graded and so pleasing. Worthy of a small premium due to above average eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005 -2011) holder.
Barber 10C 1892O 10C 1892-O
MS65 PCGS
16104582
Gem $1200 Gem Original, New Orleans Collection.. Rich color covers both sides of this New Orleans piece, with deep blue and slate patina evident on the obverse, while the reverse reveals russet color at rim, framing a silver and olive center. The New Orleans Barber dime series runs from 1892 to 1909, except for 1904, making for a 17-coin set. Mintages are considerably less than their Philadelphia counterparts and the pieces are more challenging to collect, especially in higher grades. PCGS notes 27 coins in MS65, with 16 pieces finer. The PCGS price guide value is $1,450. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. PCGS #4797.
Barber 10C 1893 10C 1893
MS63 PCGS
39354068
Gem $450 Superb Eye Appeal, Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Hammered Strike. A thoroughly pleasing 1893 Philly strike with rich frosted luster and swirling cartwheels that amplify the multi-color toning. Light obverse center rose is framed by an aquamarine ring with thin peripheral gold at the denticles. Varying shades of gold from yellow to copper-gold are seen on the reverse. A gem at the certified gray and guaranteed to illicit a few wows upon arrival. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Barber 10C 1894O 10C 1894-O
EF45 PCGS
14577491
Original $525 Scarce Issue, Rose-Gray Patina, Near-Choice Original, New Orleans Collection. With a mintage of only 720,000, the 1894-O Barber dime has been considered to be one of the scarcer issues in the series. This newly released New Orleans Collection example has thick rose-gray patina on the obverse and lighter toning on the reverse. Several hairlines on the check preclude a Choice quality rating. Purchased January 2008 and now returning to the market as a "fresh" lot. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Barber 10C 1896 10C 1896
PR64CAM
PCGS
36911463
Choice $900 New March 31! Near-Gem Original, Cameo Proof Strike.. Frosty devices rise above the mirrored fields, revealing a “black and white” Cameo effect as the piece is tilted under a light. A sharp strike imparts strongly impressed design elements, and the bow knot is completely split. A few wispy lines, detectable with a glass, are present in the right, obverse field. Proof Barber dimes form a 24-coin series, dated from 1892-1915, and the low CAC populations dictate that full sets remain remarkably elusive. Still, many of these pieces are available at price points under $1,000. CAC has approved 32 pieces in all grades, five examples in PR64 Cameo, and 23 coins finer. The CAC price guide value is $842. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #84880
Barber 10C 1897 10C 1897
MS63 ANACS
4179137
Choice $250 New March 17! Repunched Date, Brilliant White Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Flynn Plate Coin. Blast white luster offers frosted textures while the cartwheels are vibrant on this choice 1897 Barber dime. Surfaces are pristine and entirely unabraded. The repunching below the 8 digit is big and bold under 10x. If pursuing major Barber die varieties, this lot might be for you. Housed in ANACS yellow label holder with RPD-001 FLYNN PLATE COIN pedigree on the label.
Barber 10C 1898 10C 1898
MS64 NGC
6694961013
Choice $345 New April 9! Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels. A pretty 1898 Barber dime that should appeal to those that enjoy rich frosted luster and colorful peripheral toning. This little silver piece excels under a bright light as the swirling cartwheels come out to play. GFRC images accurately capture the coloration. All that is needed is your imagination for the luster. Trust me on this piece. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Barber 10C 1898O 10C 1898-O
MS65
PCGS
37504943
Gem $2950 New March 10! Gem Original, New Orleans Collection.. Consignor Pricing Reduction. Brilliant centers reveal natural silver color and are framed by russet patina at the rims, more heavily on the obverse. The overall eye appeal is strong and the GFRC Gem rating is warranted. Die erosion is evident in ONE DIME, and the reverse cracks clearly indicate a deteriorating die. PCGS has certified 290 coins, but the situation is more challenging when one considers strict originality. CAC notes 36 pieces total, with six coins in MS65 and six examples finer. CAC assigns a value of $3,000. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #4816.
Barber 10C 1899 10C 1899
PF63 NGC
1809004012
Gem $550 New March 28! Watery Mirrors, Pristine Surfaces, Gem Original. Let's start the description for this 1899 proof Barber dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Yet another release from a Texas bank box that has been off the market for several decades. A GFRC-Gem quality rating has been assigned as the watery mirrors are pristine and completely hairline free which is atypical given today's inflated grading standards. Under a bright light, the reflective radiance is bold and pleasing. The GFRC images leave a bit to be desired in terms of illustrating the overall eye appeal. This lot has been submitted to CAC but failed to sticker. It is certainly a borderline example and will please the new owner. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder. Please note that the holder has a few wispy hairlines on the plastic that do appear on the images.
Barber 10C 1899O 10C 1899-O
MS66
PCGS
06666225
Gem $6500 New March 10! Gem Original, Exceptional Pedigree, New Orleans Collection.. Consignor Pricing Reduction. Warm rose, maroon, and tan patina combine atop the surfaces of this New Orleans piece, with deeper shades evident in the protected areas. The strike is sharp and fully defines the wreath elements. This piece is well advanced in the CAC census, which indicates a low population, just 20 pieces, for the entire issue. At the upper end, CAC reports three coins in MS66 and only two examples finer, both MS67. The Norweb pedigree (Bowers & Merena, October 1987, lot 599) is confirmed by a toning mark at K5 on the reverse rim. The piece realized $3,960 at the Norweb sale, a strong price for the time. The current CAC price guide value is $7,200. This piece is a highlight of the present sale and will draw significant buyer interest. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval and Norweb/Simpson pedigree listed on the label. PCGS #4819.
Barber 10C 1899S 10C 1899-S
MS62 NGC
619168004
Choice $500 New March 28! Better San Francisco Date, Frosted Luster, Active Cartwheels, Choice Overall. The 1899 San Francisco Barber dime issue is a better date in Mint State due to limited certified populations. This final lot from the Texas bank box release presents granular frosted luster along with spinning cartwheels. With a 10x, a long die crack through the bottom of the base is noted. Eye appeal is of a high grade though faint slide marks are noted on the cheek and consistent with the certified grade. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Barber 10C 1901S 10C 1901-S
AU53
PCGS
44114354
Choice $1495 Popular Low Mintage Date, Light Gold, Frosted Luster, CAC Approved. 1901-S Barber dimes enjoy ongoing popularity since being well recognized low mintage date (593,022) and remains in high demand. This 2023 Pittsburgh ANA purchase is unquestionably original with lightly crusted gold hues. Bright light luster has a "creamy" frosted texture that I find particularly attractive. Speckled copper-gold at the obverse periphery adds to the charm. This date in available in the lower circulated grades but becomes scarce in AU or better when fully choice and CAC approved. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Barber 10C 1902 10C 1902
PR63
PCGS
41007744
Choice $600 New March 31! Choice Original, Proof Strike.. Moderate mirrors, consistent with the PR63 guide, reveal light gold color on both sides, decorated by a liberal splash of maroon patina. A few lines are evident at the neck and cheek. Proof coinage at the turn of the century was produced to a high standard, and the razor sharp detail of this example is consistent with contemporary practice. The CAC census notes 41 coins total, eight pieces in PR63, and 32 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $585. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #4886
Barber 10C 1903 10C 1903
PR64
PCGS
82997413
Gem $900 New March 31! Gem Original, Proof Strike.. This colorful, CAC-approved example will immediately grab the eye, as the vibrant rim patina contrasts with untoned centers. Intense blue-green shade fills the legend and wreath, surrounding rings of maroon hue on both sides. The in-hand appeal is consistent with the images, and the next owner will not be disappointed. CAC notes 37 examples in all grades, 11 coins in PR64, and 19 pieces in higher grades. The CAC price guide assigns a value of $780, and a higher bid would not surprise us. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #4887
Barber 10C 1904S 10C 1904-S
AU58
PCGS
24104152
Choice HOLD
$1425
New April 10! Very Scace and Challenging CAC Approved, None Finer Through MS64. GFRC Price Reduction. 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 1905O 10C 1905-O
MS62 NGC
565336003
Choice HOLD
$365
New March 18! Creamy Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Peripheral Light Gold. A better 21st century New Orleans date with granular frosted luster and light peripheral gold toning. Under a bright light, the radiance is notable with swirling cartwheels. This offering has the eye appeal of a higher grade, though a 10x reveals very faint micro lines on the obverse that are of no consequence. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Barber 10C 1906D 10C 1906-D
MS64
PCGS
39399499
Choice $1000 New March 31! Near-Gem Original.. Steely, frosty luster creates a vibrant cartwheel, and the flash is immediately evident. A crescent of blue-green patina fills the obverse rim, to the right of Liberty, while the reverse is more lightly shaded with russet color outside the wreath. This piece offers a pleasing combination of visual “pop” and color and represents an attractive value at the stated price point. CAC has approved 36 pieces in all grades, 11 coins in MS64, and 18 examples in all higher grades combined. The CAC price guide value is $812. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #4839
Barber 10C 1909 10C 1909
MS65 NGC
3312073005
Gem $425 Granular Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Pristine Surfaces. This is a gem 1909 Barber dime with just struck natural surfaces and granular frosted luster. Bright light review exposes frosted luster and swirling cartwheels along with a touch of gold toning, mostly on the obverse. Surfaces are pristine and entirely blemish free while the strike is complete. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Barber 10C 1909O 10C 1909-O
MS66 PCGS
50171624
Gem $2650 New March 10! Gem Original, New Orleans Collection.. Consignor Pricing Reduction. This GFRC-rated Gem example reveals evergreen patina at the rims, while the centers exhibit rose and gold color throughout. The strong luster highlights the pleasing color to full effect, and the overall flash is exceptional. Separated from the finest known by only a point, this piece offers nearly the same level of aesthetic appeal at a fraction of the price. PCGS notes 27 coins in MS66, with four pieces finer, all in MS67. The PCGS price guide value is $3,250 in MS66, rising to $16,000 in MS67. While bragging rights are well and good, the $12,750 premium required to attain “finest known” status might better be allocated toward other numismatic endeavors! Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.3 (2005) holder. PCGS #4852.
Barber 10C 1914 10C 1914
MS66+
PCGS
37730409
Gem $1350 New March 31! Gem Original.. Exceptionally flashy surfaces reveal a “luster bomb” as one flips this piece under a light. Largely untoned surfaces reveal bits of light russet color here and there, but the strongest impression is the overall “pop.” The obverse exhibits vertical die polish, as struck. CAC notes 131 pieces in all grades, 30 coins in MS66, and four examples finer, all in MS67. The CAC price guide value is $910 in MS66 and $4,120 in MS67. “Pricing the plus” can be more art than science, but, by way of reference, the PCGS price guide indicates a value of $875 in MS66, advancing to $1,800 in MS66+ and $4,000 in MS67. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #4865
Barber 10C 1916 10C 1916
MS65
PCGS
47527664
Gem $495 New March 31! Gem Original.. Frosty luster reveals tannish-brown patina at the obverse rims, surrounding a silver-gray center, while the reverse is marked by uniform chestnut and maroon color throughout. Strike is typical, with a few of the corn kernels blending together. CAC has graded 158 coins total, 30 examples in MS65, and 38 examples in higher grades. The CAC price guide value is $468. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #4870
Barber 25C 1892 25C 1892
MS65
PCGS
27231276
Gem $975 Ideal Type Piece, Superb Eye Appeal, Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels. At GFRC, we handle a steady stream of 1892 Barber quarters with the exceptionally pleasing examples being easily noted. This new Whitman Baltimore purchase was a no-brainer given the superb eye appeal along with naturally toned surfaces, swirling cartwheels, and frosted luster. The preservation is exquisite and is nicely captured by my images. I like this piece so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW shout out is appropriate. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1892 25C 1892
MS64 NGC Fatty
263145006
Choice $500 Beautiful Type Candidate, Sparkling Luster, Copper-Aquamarine Toning, Near-Gem. Type collectors seeking "the right" Barber quarter should carefully consider this near-gem example. Why? First is the sparkling frosted luster that consistently radiates across the obverse and reverse. Second is the semi-transparent copper colored patina that melts to aquamarine shades when placed under a light source. Unabraded fields further enhance the overall presentation. A truly attractive 1892 Barber that is housed in a pristine NGC Gen 4 (1990-1992) no line Fatty holder with brown label. The combination bears witness to the early days of conservative TPG grading.
Barber 25C 1892 25C 1892
MS64 PCGS
82686916
Choice $450 Ideal Type Candidate, Partially Mirrored Fields, Superb Eye Appeal. Of course, 1892 Philadelphia strikes are typically employed as type coins in all three Barber series. If needing a differentiated quarter for type, then this offering should garner close scrutiny. To make the point, I'm calling a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as the partially mirrored fields are exemplary under a bright light. Fields are smooth and pristine. Overall strikes is deeply impressed with some of the most high relief reverse details seen in recent memory. This lot has been hiding in the GFRC inventory boxes and has not been to CAC. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Barber 25C 1892 25C 1892
MS62 PCGS
32838915
Choice $375 Splendid Eye Appeal, Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Perfect for Type. The rollout of ra freshly purchased 54 lot deal included this choice original 1892 Barber quarter. Both sides radiate swirling cartwheels and granular frosted luster. Peripheral copper coin and a thin blue arc nicely frame the lighter toned centers. Strike is completely executed with the lower reverse motifs being intricately defined. Faint right obverse field abrasions account for the technical grading though eye appeal is of a higher grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Barber 25C 1892 25C 1892
MS60 NGC
2654490015
Choice $235 Frosted Luster, First Rate Eye Appeal for Type, Light Rub. MS60 has always been an odd grade, especially for earlier silver type coins. This lovely 1892 Barber quarter has been certified as MS60, but in reality should be in an AU58 holder and is priced accordingly. Frosted luster is consistent on both sides with varying grayish shades. A 10x inspection confirm light rub on the cheek though the overall eye appeal is first rate. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Barber 25C 1892O 25C 1892-O
Type 1 Reverse
MS64
PCGS
28551877
Choice $950 Near-Gem, Frosted Luster, Pristine Surfaces, Die Cud at Base. Frosted luster is prevalent throughout this most attractive 1892-O Barber quarter with hints of steely radiance on the reverse. Under a bright light, the cartwheels are satisfying. Quite notable are the pristine surfaces that entirely blemish free. Obverse toning is limited to copper-gold at the periphery while the reverse sports light rose-gold with greenish hues at the center. Please note the die cud at the left edge of the bottom of the bust. This piece is so close to gem with just a tad more obverse luster pushing this one to a full GFRC-Gem quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1893 25C 1893
MS65 PCGS
29281964
Gem $1295 Steely-Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Impressive Eye Appeal. Obverse rose patina is nicely framed by peripheral blues on this gem 1893 Barber quarter. This is yet another piece of eye candy purchased as part of a larger 50+ piece lot. This reverse is at least one grade point higher than certified as the rose, aquamarine, and gold ring toning is simply delightful and thoroughly pleasing. Steely-frosted luster is eye popping under a bright light along with dancing cartwheels. Strike is 99% complete with only the lowest arrow feathers not fully formed. Accurately priced for the overall eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Barber 25C 1893 25C 1893
MS64 PCGS
81186174
Gem HOLD
$850
New April 5! Exceptional Presentation, Steely-Frosted Luster, Gorgeous Peripheral Toning, What a Type Coin. This 1893 Barber quarter is yet another of the recent purchases to secure a JUST BUY IT NOW presentation. The reasons are hopefully obvious from the images. Luster falls into the steely-frosted category while the radiance explodes under angled lighting. Classic copper-gold and sky blue toning leads to a gorgeous presentation on both sides. Strike is hammered with intricately detailed eagle tail feathers and the right claw. Surfaces are unabraded with some light die clashing on the reverse. This lot was not submitted to CAC as I've had little luck for stickering coins with this type of brilliant luster and colorful toning. A fantastic addition as a type coin given the exceptional eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Barber 25C 1894O 25C 1894-O
AU55
PCGS
31330426
Choice $435 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Gold and grey fields host central devices that are somewhat lighter, with original mint bloom evident in the protected areas. The shading of this well-detailed example is even with no obtrusive spots or stains. The CAC population is 35 coins across all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015) with CAC approval. Last sold November 2020 as part of the GFRC Online Auctions early E-Bid sales.
Barber 25C 1895 25C 1895
MS65 PCGS
41560672
Gem $1450 New March 17! Superb Eye Appeal, Granular Frosted Luster, Shimmering Cartwheels, Hammered Strike. Granular frosted luster is one of the several highlight for this eye appealing 1895 Barber quarter. Under a bright light, the luster presents a sparkling texture along with shimmering cartwheels. Orange-gold and aquamarine are the primary obverse colors while the reverse is a light gold. Fully defined reverse motifs, including intricately detailed tail feathers and claws, are consistent with a hammered strike. If searching for an exceptional Barber type coin, this lot certainly warrants consideration. Yes, this one has been to CAC without approval. My expectations were high for this lot as quite nice. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder.
Barber 25C 1896O 25C 1896-O
EF45
PCGS
20508348
Choice $950 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Medium silver and gray surfaces reveal crusty bits on both sides, within the stars and legend. The portrait of Liberty and the adjacent fields exhibit hints of rose patina while the reverse bears a light wash of smoky color. The 1896-O issue is a better date, overlooked in comparison to the 1896-S, but still with a pricing profile significantly elevated above the Philadelphia issue of this year. CAC has graded 49 coins total, with 12 pieces in AU and nine examples at the Mint State level. The CAC price guide value is $936. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1896O 25C 1896-O
EF40
PCGS
33042220
Choice $845 Better Early Date, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Natural Coin Gray. Though considered a much better date, GFRC has been fortunate in selling two 1896-O Mint State examples during 2023 and replacing those with this lovely CAC approved EF40. Surfaces are toned a natural coin gray with thicker "crust" on the obverse. The contrast between the darker gray fields and lighter devices is moderate but still described as partial circulated cameo. Strike is complete and impressive under a 10x. Fields are unabraded too. Overall, a premium example worthy of consideration for a circulated Barber quarter project. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1896O 25C 1896-O
VF35 PCGS
3507230
Original $420 Semi-Key Date, Steely Surfaces, Gray-Blue Toning, Lakeland Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. The first better New Orleans date in the Barber quarter series with a mintage of 1,484,000. Early Barber quarters circulated heavily in the southern states leaving limited choice survivors for today's collectors. This example features steely fields that are essentially unabraded. Obverse toning is mostly peripheral golden blue while the reverse is best described as golden with mottled gray highlights. Yet another fine offering from the Lakeland Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Barber 25C 1896O 25C 1896-O
VF25
PCGS
28409819
Choice $525 Natural Crusty Gray, Pleasing Surfaces, Better Barber Date, CAC Approved. A better Barber quarter New Orleans date at the mid-circulated grade level that is affordable just so choice. Surfaces are toned a natural gray with consistent "crust" throughout the surfaces. Dirt is seen at several stars as further validation of the originality. Strike is complete though surfaces have been worn. Overall, a premium example worthy of consideration for a circulated Barber quarter project. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1896S 25C 1896-S
VG08
PCGS
09567706
Choice $1550 Key Date, Natural Coin Gray, Choice Surfaces, Wayward Collection. With a "tiny" mintage of 188,039, the 1896-S date is rare in all grades and enjoys Barber quarter key date status. CAC has approved several hundred with most being the AG3 to G6 grades. This accurately graded VG08 exhibits unmolested surfaces that are toned a natural coin grade. Rims and fields are well preserved and unabraded. The CDN CAC priced guide is $1500 with only 27 approved. Beyond this grade, the pricing premium accelerates. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1897S 25C 1897-S
VF20
PCGS
16897607
Choice $895 Much Better Date, Natural Coin Gray Finish, Choice Overall, CAC Approval. A much better San Francisco issue with mintage of 542,229. This is a well preserved specimen with natural coin gray patina that is softened with hints of gold, especially at the stars and legend. Fields are surprisingly unabraded given the time in circulation. A perfect example for the grade that is consistent with CAC expectations. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1898O 25C 1898-O
VF25
PCGS
45610206
Choice $300 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. This affordable New Orleans piece exhibits coin-grey surfaces with crusty outlines of the design devices. High points are lighter, and the contrast between the central figures and fields is pleasing. One need not be a millionaire to be a numismatic connoisseur – within any grade level there are exceptional examples, and then there is everything else. This piece clearly qualifies as the former. The CAC census notes 46 coins in all grades and assigns a value of $218 in VF25. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1898S 25C 1898-S
AU53
PCGS
18585123
Choice $725 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. The CAC populations for certain issues in the Barber quarter series are not yet fully appreciated, and, in this case, CAC has graded only 23 coins in all grades. While the coin market has fully embraced the concept of absolute rarity, it has not yet completely understood that many issues are scarce when located with original surfaces. Once this piece is acquired, finding another CAC-approved example for sale will not be a trivial exercise. This coin reveals uniform silver-gray surfaces with a light mist of coffee patina atop the obverse, while residual luster is easily evident in the protected areas. The CAC price guide value is $608 in AU53. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1900O 25C 1900-O
Type 3 Obverse/Reverse
MS65 PCGS
25303441
Gem $3000 New April 7! Superb Eye Appeal, A Frosted Gem, New Orleans Collection.. I'm often amazed at the Mint State survival rates presented by the Barber coinage series. Nerly all of the issues went into circulation and remained there until well worn. I'm excited about this New Orleans Collection release given its gem certification and superb eye appeal. The GFRC images only hint at the vibrant frosted radiance and bold toning colors that appear under a bright light. Center copper shades are surrounded by blues, aquamarine, and yellow-gold on the obverse with a higher predominance of copper on the reverse. There is strike weakness on the reverse and faint roller lines on the obverse as made. An unquestionable gem with few peers reaching the market at this grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder.
Barber 25C 1901 25C 1901
MS62
PCGS
33130322
Choice $425 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Smoky gray patina fills both sides, with heavier splashes of color evident in the stars and legend. The medium skin is unquestionably original, as hairline-free fields reveal antique surfaces imparted only by the hands of time. This is not a rare date, making high-grade examples more affordable, with a CAC-assigned value of $406. CAC has approved only 46 pieces in all grades, with 29 coins finer. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1902O 25C 1902-O
AU53
PCGS
16121271
Choice $350 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Thick steel and rose patina blankets both sides, with bits of faded slate color scattered across obverse and reverse surfaces. The originality factor is strong, and the skin is clearly undisturbed. A few of the obverse stars are soft. CAC notes 48 coins across all grades, with 20 examples at the Mint State level. The CAC price guide value in AU53 is an affordable $351. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1903O 25C 1903-O
MS63
PCGS
83614389
Choice $1200 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Frosty silver devices contrast with richly toned fields, as the untoned central figures rise above a base of tan and chocolate patina. The star centers are well defined, and the eagle feathers reveal strong detail. CAC notes 42 pieces total, with 13 coins finder. The CAC guide value is $1,190. The Barber quarter series numbers 74 pieces total, not an insignificant commitment, but one might also consider collecting a limited portion of the set, such as the 18 New Orleans pieces, which were struck each year from 1892 until 1909. In either case, the current offering of Island Lake Barber quarters presents an excellent opportunity to begin such a collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1903S 25C 1903-S
MS64 PCGS
47908626
Choice $1950 Near-Gem Original, Island City Collection.. This San Francisco piece exhibits cloudy tan patina at the rims, most heavily among the stars and legend. Centers are brilliant, leading toward the toned periphery. Collectors of this era paid less attention to mintmarks, with the result that certain branch Mint pieces are today challenging, especially in high grades. Introduction of coin boards in the 1930s created public realization that issues such as the 1901 quarter were not in the same class as the 1901-S. The PCGS census notes 238 coins total, 27 pieces in MS64, and 29 examples finer. The PCGS guide value is $2,250. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder. PCGS #5636.
Barber 25C 1904 25C 1904
AU58 NGC
5945218002
Choice $240 Steely Luster, Brilliant Radiance, Speckled Copper-Gold. Steely luster and its accompanying radiance are the highlights of this perfectly original 1904 Barber quarter. Interestingly, the speckled copper-gold toning is perimeter based on the obverse while more concentrated in the reverse center. Strong is completely executed with fully detailed motifs. If you like the coin in the GFRC images, this one well be even better upon arrival. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Barber 25C 1904 25C 1904
AU53
NGC
3892405007
Choice $195 Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Bright Light Eye Appeal, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. A most attractive 1904 Barber quarter with coveted CAC approval. In-hand gray toning shifts to colorful blue centers surrounded by rose and peripheral gold. Fields retain steely reflective surfaces and luster. Overall, a very pretty piece that is sure to please the new owner. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1904O 25C 1904-O
AU55
PCGS
12996069
Choice $850 Near-Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Light gold, rose, and blue shades create an antique finish on this original 1904-O quarter, while the stars and legends exhibit a touch of crust. This is one of the scarcer New Orleans issues in the Barber quarter series, and often comes with some striking weakness, as is seen here with a couple flat stars. A few light, horizontal lines are seen in the portrait, but the luster and toning are attractive, and the eye appeal is strong. CAC has certified five AU58s and just 17 coins in all Mint State grades combined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Previously sold by GFRC as part of the Labelman87 Sale held during September 2019.
Barber 25C 1905O 25C 1905-O
MS64
PCGS
44357303
Gem $3000 Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Gold and russet centers lead toward well-defined bands of blue-green patina at the rims, and the eye appeal is exceptional. A few of the obverse high points are marked by silver color while the reverse is more evenly toned overall. Concentric rings of color are perhaps the most favored scheme among toning enthusiasts, and the aesthetic charm is immediately apparent. Note, a few horizontal lines on the cheek are on the coin, not on the holder. The CAC census notes 43 coins total, with five pieces at MS64 and 12 coins finer. The CAC price guide value is $3,000 and GFRC expects significant buyer interest at this level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1908S 25C 1908-S
AU58
PCGS
84704601
Choice $1250 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. The 1908-S is a better issue within the Barber quarter series, with less than a million pieces struck. Even low-grade examples are priced at levels significantly above type-coin status, and the pricing widens as grade increases. This example exhibits silver central devices set atop rich ebony and tan fields. Toning migrates to the rim on the obverse while the reverse patination is scattered throughout. The CAC population is 50 coins total, with 23 of these at the Mint State level. The CAC guide value is $1,190. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1909D 25C 1909-D
MS64 PCGS
34376368
Choice $465 Attractive Rose-Blue Coloring, Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Tons of Eye Appeal. 1909-D Barber quarters are far from scarce in today's marketplace. When on the hunt, originality and eye appeal should be the primary concerns. GFRC has added this attractively toned specimen for that reason. Original surfaces are covered with a thin layer of mint frost that becomes brilliant under a light source. Cartwheel action is consistent with the certified grade. Both sides are toned with center rose and peripheral blues. Strike is a tad soft at the centers. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Barber 25C 1911 25C 1911
MS64
PCGS
21782955
Choice $500 Near-Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Frosty silver surfaces admit a fine mist of slate patina, particularly on the reverse. Ample flash quickly activates under a light, consistent with the assigned grade. The stars are fully struck with defined centers, typical for this series, which in general exhibits strikes superior to Liberty Seated coinage, no surprise as coining technology advanced considerably since the 1830s. The CAC census includes 66 coins overall, with 14 pieces at MS64 and 24 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $455. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1911S 25C 1911-S
AU58
PCGS
38189050
Choice $650 New February 17! Better AU58 Date, Mottled Olive-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Complete Strike. This 1911 San Francisco Barber date sports a mintage of slightly under one million pieces. In recognition of the heavy circulation of small denomination coinage during the Great Depression, few survived choice. PCGS has only certified 19 examples at the AU58 grade level while the CAC approved total is a scant four pieces. That is s a miniscule fraction of the mintage. This specimen is 100% original with speckled olive-gold patina on the obverse and creamy light gold on the reverse. Reverse luster is particularly strong with vibrant cartwheels. Strike is complete with entirely unabraded surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Ex. Twin Lakes Collection and previously sold by GFRC during March 2020.
Barber 25C 1913 25C 1913
PF61
NGC
663811003
Choice $625 New March 28! Watery Mirrors, Premium Eye Appeal, Undergraded, Fresh CAC Approval. This Texas bank box release was submitted to CAC with the hope for a Gold bean given the Proof 61 grade and miniscule amount of faint hairlines. Under a bright light, the viewer is greeted with sharp reflectance and a hammered strike. A thoroughly pleasing Barber proof strike at an attractive offer price. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Barber 25C 1913D 25C 1913-D
AU55 PCGS
38719232
Choice $250 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.
Barber 25C 1913S 25C 1913-S
VG10
PCGS
22113967
Choice $3750 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. The 1896, 1901, and 1913 San Francisco issues are well-known as the keys to the Barber quarter set, with the 1913-S placed firmly in the middle of the group in terms of rarity. The present coin is near-perfect for the grade, with smooth surfaces and even color. High points exhibit coin-grey patina while the fields and recessed points reveal deeper slate shades. The figure of Liberty is neatly outlined, and the overall eye appeal is strong for a VG example. CAC has approved 269 pieces total, of which 194 examples are at VG8 or less. For the most part, Barber quarters were either quickly saved or quickly spent, with the result that CAC has not certified even a single piece in the EF or AU range. The CAC price guide value is $3,980 in VG10 and advances to $6,000 in F12. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1914 25C 1914
MS64
PCGS
40386639
Choice $550 Near-Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Gold and gray patina intermixes on the obverse, while the reverse is more heavily shaded in auburn and chestnut shades throughout. The convincing in-hand flash easily merits the GFRC near-Gem rating, and a sharp strike brings up detail even on the eagle claws. CAC has certified 120 coins in all grades, with 31 pieces at MS64 and 50 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $455, and the “luster per dollar” ratio is considerable. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1915D 25C 1915-D
MS64
PCGS
43291595
Gem $500 Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Even gold toning covers both sides, with scattered crust evident at the rims. Hints of rose patina are apparent here and there and the aesthetic appeal is wholesome. Barber coinage offers opportunities for collectors to pursue near-Gem uncirculated examples at affordable levels, in this case a piece that is nearly as-struck for a mid-three figure price. CAC notes 97 coins in all grades, with 11 pieces in MS64 and 14 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $455. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1915D 25C 1915-D
MS62
PCGS
35962642
Choice $385 Silky Frosted Luster, Ample Cartwheels, Champagne-Gold Coloration, Bold Strike. GFRC images for this lovely 1915-D Barber quarter are a tad on the darker side. Rather, placing this coin under a bright light releases silky frosted luster along with lighter champagne-gold coloration. The cartwheels are vibrant and pleasing. This piece is so close to a hammered strike designation with high relief motifs. Only the right facing claws lacks full definition. A pretty piece that is fairly priced. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1916D 25C 1916-D
MS64
NGC
3457124001
Choice $495 Near-Gem, Sparkling Frosted Luster, Rich Peripheral Gold, CAC Approval. Considerable eye appeal is to be had with this near-gem 1916-D Barber quarter. Surfaces radiate ample amounts of sparkling frosty luster plus vibrant cartwheels. Golden hues cover both sides with darker shades at the peripheries. A single and well hidden abrasion on the cheek holds this piece back from full gem certification. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1916D 25C 1916-D
AU55 PCGS
24602416
Choice $235 Final Year Design Issue, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels. Lustrous surfaces appear frosted during bright light viewing along with exciting cartwheel action. The overall eye appeal is thoroughly pleasing. Strike is close to complete. A few scattered contact marks are note for completeness. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder.
Barber 50C 1892 50C 1892
AU58 NGC
6471086011
Choice $595 New March 28! AU58 Type Candidate, Sparkling Frosted Luster, Fully Struck. Though the GFRC images suggest a more darkly toned 1892 Barber halve, this newly consigned lot is actually quite vibrant under a bright light. The radiance is best described as sparkling frosted with active cartwheels that further enhance the viewing experience. Transparent rose-gold is mostly consistent on the obverse while the reverse presents rose and blue hues. Strike is bold with complete tail feathers and arrow stems. This lot is unquestionable original and ideal as an entry level type coin. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Barber 50C 1892O 50C 1892-O
AU50 PCGS
34867126
Choice $900 New March 7! Low Mintage New Orleans Issue, Steely Lusterm, Choice Surfaces, New Jersey Collection. The 1892-O half dollar is a popular coin given its low mintage of only 390,000 pieces. This New Jersey Collection release is fully choice with steely fields and accompanying reflective luster. Light coin gray patina, with some embedded gold, is consistent on both sides. The overall circulated eye appeal is compelling. PCGS has certified only 28 at the certified grade. This lot has not been to CAC will in the possession of the consignor or GFRC. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Barber 50C 1892S 50C 1892-S
EF45 PCGS
03774773
Original $795 Scarce San Francisco Issue, Light Gray, Residual Luster, LaSalle Collection. The Lasalle Collection release moves into the Barber half dollar series with this light golden-gray 1892-S lot. The date is recognized as being scarce in high circulated grades and rare in Mint State. PCGS has only certified 39 at the offered grade, a low number given a mintage of slightly over a million. This lot is notable for residual frosted luster during a check under angled lighting. Wear is equally seen on the devices and also in the fields. Limited strike doubling is seen on the lower reverse at the mintmark and HAL(F DO)L. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Barber 50C 1893 50C 1893
MS63
CACG
710717983
Choice $1300 Near-Gem Original.. Original, antique silver color washes across the obverse, highlighted by a crescent of evergreen patina at the date. The reverse reveals olive and blue-green toning throughout, suggesting long term storage in an envelope. This is the only CACG-encapsulated example in the present sale, and early submissions indicate that CACG may be even tighter than the well-known CAC sticker service. In any event, the present coin is a worthy entrant to the CACG fold, and the eye appeal is excellent. CAC notes 76 coins total, seven pieces in MS63, and 28 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $1,200 in MS63. Housed in a new CAC Grading (2023) holder and graded consistent with CAC approval standards. PCGS #6465.
Barber 50C 1893O 50C 1893-O
MS63 NGC
629269008
Choice $1150 New March 28! Popular Early New Orleans Date, Creamy Frosted Luster, Faint Peripheral Gold. The Texas bank box release continues with this 1893 New Orleans issue that continues to be popular for its lower mintage. Creamy frosted luster drips off both sides of this choice original half. Bright light accentuates the cartwheels. GFRC images accurately illustrate the granular mint frost along with overall strike. The frosted spot below the ear is a die bulge while concentric die cracks are notable on the reverse legend. This lot was not approved at CAC due to a few faint slide lines on the cheek which require a 10x to locate. The in hand presentation is top notch consistent with the many other lots in this Texas release. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder.
Barber 50C 1894S 50C 1894-S
EF40 PCGS
34870481
Choice $325 Pleasing Coin Gray, Choice Original, LaSalle Collection. This lovely 1894-S Barber half offers that easily recognized coin gray patina that one associated with strict originality. Under a bright light, the fields exhibit a steely reflectance that is consistent with the certified grade. Surfaces are free of any blemishes and pristine for the amount of time in circulation. A lovely example that is admirable for its original surfaces and coloration. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Barber 50C 1895O 50C 1895-O
MS64
PCGS
25050300
Choice $3150 Near-Gem Original, New Orleans Collection.. Charles Barber's 1892 quarter and half dollar coinage designs reintroduced the Great Seal, the principal national symbol, to the American public. The emblem is better exhibited by the half dollar reverse, which provided additional workspace for the multiple elements. The frosty surfaces of this example reveal generous luster, which complements the antique silver patina on both sides. Halos of light russet color frame the central figures, and the eye appeal is compelling. CAC notes 42 pieces in all grades, with six pieces finer. The CAC price guide value is $3,000. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1896S 50C 1896-S
VF30 PCGS
38224633
Choice $950 Semi-Key Date, Natural Coin Gray, Choice Surfaces, LaSalle Collection. Though its big brother 1896-O date secures much of the attention as a key date, the 1895-S issue nevertheless is one of the most desirable of the series. This LaSalle Collection example is evenly worn and toned with a coin gray skin. Fields present a steely texture when examined under a bright light. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with a well hidden ancient line through U(NI)TED in the reverse. Fairly priced for the overall choice quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Barber 50C 1897 50C 1897
MS63 NGC
4751403001
Choice $1095 Early Date, Soft Granular Frosted Luster, Fully Choice. Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction. The 1892 and 1897 Philadelphia dates are most commonly consider for type given their general availability. The Black Point Collection is back with a strong offering of Barber halves including this 1897 strike. Surfaces are entirely choice while bright light viewing exposes soft granular frosted luster. Light rose along with gray-gold hues decorate the obverse with green and orange shades further enhancing the reverse. Strike is 100% executed with sharply defined wingtips and tail feathers. A strong candidate for an advanced type set. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Barber 50C 1897 50C 1897
EF40 NGC
2098212032
Choice $300 Gun Metal Blue-Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, LaSalle Collection. Why should you add this choice original 1897 Barber half to a collection? Frankly, the originality as witnessed by the gun metal gray-blue patina does it for me. The underlying surfaces are very well preserved with the typically steely texture reflectance under a bright light. This new Lasalle Collection release is growing on me to the point of calling out a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Barber 50C 1897O 50C 1897-O
F12 PCGS
16938177
Choice $450 Very Scarce Date, Coin Gray Patina, Choice Overall, New Orleans Collection. With a mintage of only 632,000, the 1897-O Barber half dollar date has earned respect for its scarcity. The Fine grades are the last "affordable level" before becoming a four figure coin in VF. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this well preserved and choice example from none other than the New Orleans Collection. An attractively choice survivor with a base layer of coin gray patina along with a darker gray peripheral ring on the obverse. The reverse, on the other hand, is an even medium gray. Surfaces are pristine at grade. This piece warrants a GFRC-Choice quality rating and a fair offer price. Purchased during 2010 and returning to the market fourteen years later. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Barber 50C 1898O 50C 1898-O
VG10 PCGS
11316867
Choice $195 Very Scarce Date, Natural Coin Gray, Choice at Grade, New Orleans Collection. As a Barber half dollar date, the 1898-O is semi-scarce and has been long considered as being underrated. This New Orleans Collection release dates back to a March 2008 Teletrade purchase and finally returns to the market. Surfaces are toned a natural coin gray and free of any notable abrasions regardless of the extensive time in circulation. If the coin in the GFRC images is pleasing, then this piece in-hand is certain to delight. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Barber 50C 1898S 50C 1898-S
EF45 PCGS
35061317
Original $475 Better Date, Steely-Frosted Luster, Untoned, LaSalle Collection. The 1898-S Barber half dollar date has a notable low survival rate in higher circulated grades based on the PCGS population report. Regardless of a mintage of 2,358,550, the EF40 certified population stands at 40 at the offered grade. This Lasalle Collection release presents residual steely-frosted luster under a bright light while a 10x review found even device wear and within the fields. The reverse cartwheel adds to the overall charm while faint gold is also present. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Barber 50C 1899 50C 1899
PF65 NGC
6688218006
Gem $1750 Watery Mirrors, Classic Peripheral Golden & Blues, Gem Original. Please welcome a new consignor who has been a GFRC client for a number of years. As with many clients, this individual is beginning to release duplicates or lots that are no longer congruent with the primary collecting objective. This is the background a newly arrived 1899 proof Barber half. The NGC PF65 certification is accurate given brilliant watery mirrors that are consistent on both sides. The reflectance is sharp and undisturbed by field anomalies. With a 10x, few die polish lines are evident too and consistent with the surface finish. A bright light showcases a pretty peripheral golden-blue arc that is strong on the obverse. Please be assured that this is a lot of coin at the offer price. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Barber 50C 1902O 50C 1902-O
EF40
PCGS
33391182
Choice $475 Choice Original.. The 1902-O Barber half represents another low-population issue in the CAC census, with 36 pieces total reported. This example features uniform rose-grey patina atop the central devices, surrounded by deeper shades in the obverse stars. The reverse reveals circulated cameo effect, with gold and charcoal shades completely filling the recessed areas. The CAC price guide value is $422 in EF40. This is a lot of coin for the money, and the present offering will attract significant buyer attention. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1903O 50C 1903-O
AU53 PCGS
12267378
Choice $575 New March 7! Tough New Orleans Issue, Sparkling Frosted Luster, Choice Surfaces, New Jersey Collection. Among the New Orleans struck Barber halves, the 1903-O is one of the tougher issues to locate. This lot is typical of GFRC offerings whereby the images are unable to illustrate the sparkling frosted luster that is readily appears under a bright light. Both sides exhibit consistent mint bloom with heightened radiance at the peripheries. In-hand coloration is intermixed green-gold that is transparent to the underlying luster. Strike is typical for the issue. A fully choice example that has not been submitted to CAC by either the consignor or GFRC. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Barber 50C 1903O 50C 1903-O
VF30 PCGS
2756302
Original $235 New April 7! Even Wear, Steely Surfaces, Contrasted Eye Appeal, New Orleans Collection.. We close the newest New Orleans Collection release with a circulated 1903-O Barber half for not a lot of money. Surfaces present a steely reflective texture under a bright light that is pleasing. This piece is toned a light gray with hints of gold at the periphery. Images accurately illustrate the device to field contrast that is pleasing. Strike is all there too. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Barber 50C 1904O 50C 1904-O
AU50 PCGS
14991831
Original $1000 New March 7! Scarce New Orleans Issue, Lightly Mirrored, Complete Strike, New Jersey Collection. The 1904 New Orleans struck Barber half compares well with other scarce dates such as the 1903-S and 1908-S. This New Jersey Collection release presents reflective luster from lightly mirrored fields. The strike is complete with a full compliment of tail feathers and very sharp wing tips. Under a bright light, the radiance is eye catching along with moderate cartwheels. A 10x review located light wear on the cheek and in the fields otherwise the surfaces are undisturbed. PCGS has graded only 8 pieces at the certified grade with rapid pricing advancements in AU55 and AU58. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Barber 50C 1906 50C 1906
MS64+
PCGS
39503931
Gem $1750 Gem Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Dancing Cartwheels, Peripheral Toning, CAC Approval. If searching for a gem 1906 Barber half in better Mint State grades, this new offering warrants close review and consideration. This piece was added to inventory for its overall eye appeal driven by brilliant frosted luster, dancing cartwheels, and light peripheral gold and copper shading. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with the (+) grade degrade for faint luster breaks on the lower neck. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1907 50C 1907
MS62 PCGS
36952117
Choice $795 Mint State Type, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Thoroughly Pleasing. 1907 Barber half dollar production was typical for the Philadelphia mint during the early 20th century. A bit over 2.5M were struck making the date ideal for type consideration. This newly consigned example offers brilliant frosted luster and active cartwheels when placed under angled lighting. Copper-gold and aquamarine surround the stars while the reverse has light golden hues. A few scattered obverse micro-ticks are consistent with the certified grade. Strike is typical. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Barber 50C 1907O 50C 1907-O
EF45 PCGS
29316926
Choice $285 Steely Gray, Blue-Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, LaSalle Collection. A slightly better Barber half dollar New Orleans date that is well represented by this LaSalle Collection offering. A wonderfully original example with choice unblemished surfaces. Obverse toning is a moderate gray with darker peripheral shades. Pleasing blues and a touch of rose appear on the reverse when exposed to bright light. Strike is well executed regardless of the light to medium wear. Worthy of consideration and fairly priced for the quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Barber 50C 1908 50C 1908
AU55
PCGS
43029337
Choice $595 Choice Original, Ex. Blackpoint Collection. Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction. Emerald and sea-green patina fills both sides of this Philadelphia piece, along with crusty bits scattered on both sides. The survival of higher-grade business strikes of this era was somewhat a matter of chance, as most collectors of the period preferred to assemble runs of proof examples, which were sold by the Mint for a minimal markup. Conversely, the Mint today views the annual proof set as an opportunity to extract increasing sums from the collecting public. GFRC humbly suggests that classic coins such as the present example might represent a better collecting value. CAC notes 47 pieces in all grades, with a price guide value of $515 in AU55. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1909 50C 1909
MS64
NGC
3572904007
Choice $1550 Creamy Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Hints of Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. This 1909 Barber half is far from a rarity but certainly brings on the eye appeal for those building an advanced type set. Granular textured surfaces radiate creamy frosted luster that is consistent on both sides. Cartwheels are active as expected for the certified grade. Strike is complete with high relief eagle wingtips and fully defined tail feathers and claws. Tiny ebony specks in the upper right obverse attest to the strict originality. Another 2022 Fall NH Coin Expo purchased that belonged on the GFRC price list. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1915 50C 1915
PR62
PCGS OGH
4380458
Gem HOLD
$1050
New March 31! Exceptional Bright Light Eye Appeal, Choice Original.. Evaluating proofs strikes is typically accomplished by GFRC with two parameters, mirror reflectance and hairlines. Most proofs also require a bright light to fully appreciate the toning portrait. This lot excels on all parameters as the mirrors expose the predominance of aquamarine-blue, gold, and rose colors that are very eye appealing. I'm tough on hairlines and was pleasantly surprise to find absolutely no hairlines in the fields, rather a few faint rub lines on the check that are not particular to a proof strike. Worthy of its GFRC-Gem quality rating along with a conservative reserve to stimulate bidding. CAC notes 26 approved in all grades with not a single cameo meeting criteria. This is the lone example approved at the certified grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6532
Barber 50C 1915D 50C 1915-D
AU58 ANACS OWH
686768
Choice $575 New March 7! Steely Reflective Luster, Choice Surfaces, Unquestionably Original, New Jersey Collection. This 1915 Denver struck Barber half is yet another noteworthy release from the New Jersey Collection and warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. In the grand scheme of things, this is a common date. However, the unquestionable originality and naturally toned light gray and gold surfaces are truly appealing. The ANACS old white holder also adds more charm to this collectible.