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 30 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on October 14, 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 1901 10C 1901
Gem $1350 New September 24! Ideal Barber Dime Proof Type, Watery Mirrors, Reflective Luster, Rose Coloring, Washington State Collection. Watery mirrors and light rose coloring are the high points of this gem 1901 Barber dime. The Washington State consignor was a selective collector with cameo pieces being a priority. Cameo effect and eye appeal are readily apparent at first glance and are validated during bright light inspection. Luster is reflectively brilliant with side angle viewing exposing the watery appearance of polished fields Strike is absolutely hammered. The TPG holder has wear spots which impacted the photography and illustration. Please keep this in mind if serious about a purchase. Also note that the lighter reverse toning around O(NE) DI(ME) is displayed on the coin. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1904S 10C 1904-S
Choice $1500 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 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 1912 10C 1912
Original HOLD
New October 11! Crusty Variegated Toning, Steely Luster, Rose-Gold Coloring. A crusty original 1912 Barber dime that looks way back under a bright light as compared to GFRC images. The in-hand variegated toning melts under a light source and exposes reflective rose-gold coloring and luster. Darker shades are seen on the obverse while the reverse center is more lightly toned. Near-choice and price right. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
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 1898S 25C 1898-S
Original HOLD
New October 14! Better San Francisco Date, Crusty Original, Steely Luster. 1898 San Francisco struck Barber quarters were limited to about 1,000,000 pieces. AU and Mint State survivors are limited as the issue circulated heavily at the turn of the 20th century. This well preserved example is ideal for fans of crusty surfaces rather than brilliant luster. Steely fields are covered with crusty gray patina. Strike is complete with near choice original surfaces. Housed in new large font NGC 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 1903 25C 1903
New October 9! Superb Bright Light Eye Appeal, Undergraded, Gem Original, Running Boar Collection. An exceptional 1903 Barber quarter that has been undergraded as a starting point. Rotating this lovely gem under a bright light exposes center sky blues surrounded by peripheral gold. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for the well preserved surfaces and eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
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 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 1895 50C 1895
New October 3! Gem Eye Appeal, Huge Mint Bloom, Swirling Cartwheels, Pastel Toning.. For once, GFRC photography has accurately capture the beauty of a gem Barber half dollar. If you love the images, just wait until in-hand and bright light viewing. This gorgeous half offers substantial mint bloom and dancing cartwheels. Pastel coloring melts away, under a light source, and expose light center rose and peripheral gold on the obverse. The copper-gold reverse also reveals embedded gold and aquamarines hues. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this splendid Barber half. Strike is also hammered. Ideal for a high grade Mint State type set. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1896S 50C 1896-S
Choice $1695 New September 18! 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 1906D 50C 1906-D
Choice $515 Steely Reflective Luster, Light Golden Toning, Unabraded Surfaces, Overall Pleasing. How I enjoy handling Barber half dollar when exhibiting eye catching toning. Blast white or dipped Barber coinage is just a non-starter at GFRC. This lovely 1906 Denver strike exhibits steely reflective luster and swirling cartwheels during bright light review. A thin base layer of golden patina becomes deeper at the peripheries. Overall eye appeal is above average. Priced slightly below its 2020 CoinFacts auction record and guaranteed to please. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Barber 50C 1908O 50C 1908-O
Choice $1475 New October 14! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Light Gold Coloring, Osprey Collection. A marvelous 1908 New Orleans struck Barber half with brilliant frosted luster that is thick and creamy due to a micro-layer of mint frost across the fields and motifs. I was tempted to assign a gem quality rating as the eye appeal is all there. Bright light review exposes swirling cartwheels and a faint golden patina. There is a light toning area by star 1 and two wispy hairlines that hold this piece back from a higher grade on a technical basis. CAC population is nine at the MS64 level with a doubling of prices at MS65 per the CDN CAC guide. Hound Dog Dan has done it again when locating this lovely near-gem for the GFRC client base. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) 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 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.