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 63 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on May 26, 2020

Photo Denom Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Barber 10C 1892 10C 1892
AU58 PCGS
20671729
Original $95 New May 26! Lightly Mirrored Fields, Glowing Reflective Luster, Twin Lakes Collection. The Twin Lakes Collection has released a lightly mirrored 1892 Barber dime with substantial in-hand eye appeal and glowing reflective luster. Faint gold decorates the peripheries. I've assigned an original quality rating due to contact marks on the lower bust and adjacent right field. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2001) holder.
Barber 10C 1894 10C 1894
MS64
PCGS
38811753
Choice $675 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 1900 10C 1900
MS66+
PCGS
25662368
Gem $2350 High Grade Type Candidate, Superb Gem Original, Fiery Rose-Orange Patina, Hammered Strike, CAC Approval. A superb 1900 Philadelphia struck gem that approaches the condition census. PCGS population at MS66+ is only seven pieces with six finer. The MS66+ grade is a collector's value point before prices sharply increase at the next full grade. This exceptional gem warrants the MS66+ designation. Fiery rose-orange coloring and luster is dominant on the obverse while the reverse sports an aquamarine colored center that is framed by burnt gold at the periphery. Brilliant frosty luster enhances the toning on both sides. Cartwheels are crisp and so pleasing. Strike is hammered and surfaces are completely unabraded as one would expect from a superb gem. An ideal candidate for an advanced Barber date and mintmark set or as a representative Barber type. CAC approval validates the strict original toning and accurate grading. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. PCGS price guide is $3200 while pre 2019 auction records are solidly at the $2500 level. Please call to discuss if there is serious interest.
Barber 10C 1905 10C 1905
MS64+
PCGS
35530651
Gem $450 Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose Centers and Peripheral Blues, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . A gorgeous 1905 Philadelphia strike with satiny cartwheel luster and eye catching rose and sky blue ring toning. Both sides offer light rose centers that extend close to the rims. On obverse, the legend is surrounded by a sky blue ring. Similarly, the reverse has a thin sky blue ring at the periphery. Strike is hammered with all devices being deeply impressed. Bright light viewing is a joy and will capture your attention for a few minues. A superior gem example that is accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic offering from the Opsrey Collection.
Barber 10C 1905 10C 1905
MS64
PCGS
81094444
Gem $285 Gem Original, Huge Cartwheels, Golden Patina, Lots of Eye Appeal for Grade. A most attractive 1905 Barber dime that would be ideal for a type set. In hand appearance is that of a true gem. Brilliant luster and cartwheels are not muted by the rich gold patina. Let's go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I guarantee the buyer will be thoroughly pleased at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1906D 10C 1906-D
MS66
PCGS
21753929
Gem $2300 Superb Gem, Eliasberg Collection, Shimmering Frosty Luster, Pastel Rainbow Colors. Ex: Eliasberg. Mottled lavender-gray toning drapes the central obverse with bright crimson-orange shades about the denticles. The reverse is more evenly toned in similar shades with electric-blue and golden-green rim accents. Brilliant frosty luster and wonderful eye appeal. Sold Heritage 2009 May Long Beach Lot 503 for $2444. Previously Bowers and Merena December 2003 Sale Lot 227 for $2415. Both sales without CAC green bean. Housed in original PCGS Gen 4.2 (2004-2005) holder with CAC approval. A chance to own a CAC approved Eliasberg gem as type at fair offer price.
Barber 10C 1908S 10C 1908-S
AU58 PCGS
28010027
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 1910 10C 1910
AU58
PCGS
37895525
Gem $125 Eye Appeal of Higher Grade, Satiny Luster, A Touch of Rub, Twin Lakes Collection. A "Wow" coin at the assigned grade level. I see very faint rub on the cheek otherwise this piece is full MS63. A no question gem at a fair price. GFRC images accurately capture the toning; now just mentally add in the satiny luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1910D 10C 1910-D
AU58 PCGS
27185819
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
MS66 PCGS
35222494
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
AU58 PCGS
31782939
Choice $85 Pretty Light Gold Toning, Lots of Eye Appeal, Twin Lakes Collection. No need for a long description as GFR C images accurately capture the strike, coloring and eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Barber 10C 1914D 10C 1914-D
MS64 PCGS
30802846
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 10C 1915S 10C 1915-S
AU58 PCGS
28162677
Choice HOLD
$185
New May 26! Cool Dual Sided Finish, Choice Original Surfaces, Ideal at Grade, Twin Lakes Collection. If in the market for a true AU58 1915-S Barber dime, this Twin Lakes Collection offering should be carefully considered. This piece is high on the cool scale with a dual sided die finish. The obverse presents granular frosted surfaces while the reverse fields are mirrored. Depending on your mood, you can have frosty or sharp reflective luster from the same silver piece. Strike is deeply impressed on both sides. Rub is limited to Liberty's cheek and is minimal. Overall a choice offering that will please the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Barber 25C 1892 25C 1892
AU58 PCGS
82933262
Choice $200 Popular First Year Type, Frosty Textured Surfaces, Peripheral Light Gold, Choice Original, Labelman87 Collection. A subtle but effective layer of mint frost covers this first year Barber quarter issue. Surfaces a substantially active under a light source. The peripheral gold enhances eye appeal. Completely struck also. How can you go wrong with this duplicate from the Labelman87 Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 25C 1892O 25C 1892-O
Type 2 Reverse
MS65 PCGS
14815226
Gem $1300 Type 2 Reverse, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Superb Eye Appeal, Golden Obverse, Aquamarine-Gray Reverse, Hammered Strike. A superb gem Barber quarter that deserves an immediate JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This 1892 New Orleans quarter is simply incredible with hammered strike and frosty cartwheel luster under the semi transparent patina. Grading is old time conservative with no hairlines, blemishes, or whatever. Obverse is crisp frosty gold while the reverse has a thicker layer of aquamarine-gray. I'm a huge fan of originality, eye appeal and full strikes. This 1892-O quarter has it all and will please the most selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Careful inspection of the GFRC images will revealed that this piece was struck with a reverse die from the Type 2 reverse hub and is scarcer than the earlier Type 1 design.
Barber 25C 1892O 25C 1892-O
Type 1 Reverse
MS65
PCGS
38529806
Gem $1450 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 1892O 25C 1892-O
Doubled Die Obverse
AU58 PCGS
28548717
Choice HOLD
$325
New May 24! Doubled Die Obverse and Reverse, Near-Gem Original, Rich Frosty Luster, Peripheral Gold, Twin Lakes Collection. The first 1892-O FS-101 Barber quarter to be handled by GFRC and what a way to start! The FS-101 variety designation captures double dies on obverse and reverse. Obverse doubling is seen on several olive leaves and at the base of the bust. Reverse doubling can be found on STATES. Beside the variety, this piece is a near-gem at the assigned grade. Textured frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels will please the new owner for years to come. Toning is limited to peripheral gold on both sides. Strike is 99% complete with only star 3 lacking its full relief. Luster breaks are minimal with only cheek rub and the lower center tail feather impacted by time in circulation. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. The PCGS label read, "DDO & DDR Minor Variety". An exciting offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Barber 25C 1896O 25C 1896-O
VF30
PCGS
33795838
Choice $460 Better New Orleans Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Olive-Gray Patina, CAC Approval. The first better New Orleans date in the Barber quarter series with mintage of 1,484,000. Early date quarters were heavily circulated leaving limited choice survivors for modern day collectors. This crusty olive-gray example features unabraded surfaces and perfectly natural patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1896S 25C 1896-S
EF45 PCGS
36833594
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 1896S 25C 1896-S
EF40 PCGS
38000161
Choice $5450 Key Date, Steely Residual Luster, Olive-Gray with Peripheral Blue-Gold, Osprey Collection. 1896 San Francisco strikes have the third smallest mintage among the three key Barber quarter dates; 188,039 pieces Only the 1901-S and 1913-S were produced in smaller quantities and are rigorously sought after. Most surviving 1896-S quarters grade VF or lower, making this XF coin elusive and highly sought-after. This choice example retains a fair amount of steely luster that is a surprise and pleasing. Toning is intermixed olive-gray with peripheral deep blues and gold on obverse and reverse. Conservative grading appears to be at hand given the raised headband, bold wingtips and residual luster. Sure, everyone wants CAC approved examples these days but the total population in both EF grade is (1) one! Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. This example was sent to CAC and did not pass as the toning is not uniform crusty gray that has become synonymous with CAC stickers. Those collectors waiting for a CAC approved EF may be waiting for years. This offering is awfully nice at the grade and would fit well in a higher grade circulated set.
Barber 25C 1897O 25C 1897-O
VF20
PCGS
16782006
Choice $380 Semi-Key Date, Low Mintage, Light Gray Toning, CAC Approval. An early semi-key Barber quarter date with crusty original patina. Choice survivors are clustered at the F12 to VF25 and EF45 to AU50 grade levels. This new GFRC offering is the lone VF20 graded piece to be approved by CAC. Obverse surfaces are unabraded while the reverse has several ancient contact marks by (OF A)MERICA that did not bother PCGS or CAC. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CAC CDN guide is $390 as a reference point.
Barber 25C 1897S 25C 1897-S
AU58 PCGS
84659883
Original $2000 Core Date & Mintmark Collection - Original, Labelman87 Collection, Semi-key. A twin to the Labelman87 1893-S quarter, this neatly toned example exhibits varied obverse shades of olive and blue-green, while the reverse reveals deeper hues of chestnut and aquamarine. Surface are near blemish free, better than usual for the grade assigned. This is a semi-key in the Barber quarter series, one of the few issues with a mintage under one million pieces, and highly prized even in lower grades. Housed in a Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Barber 25C 1897S 25C 1897-S
VF35 PCGS
30821510
Original $700 Semi-Key Date, Low Mintage, Light Gray Toning, Important Offering, City By The Bay Collection. 1897 San Francisco strikes immediately follow the very challenging 1896-S date with a low mintage and semi-key date status. 1897-S mintage was limited to 542,229 pieces. Over 65% of the PCGS graded population is comprised of well worn examples at Good 4 through Very Good 10 grades. VF30-VF35 population totals only 19 pieces for present day collector demand. The City By The Bay Collection duplicate is an original example with uniform medium gray patina. Device details are bold for the assigned VF grade while strike is completely executed. An important semi-key date duplicate that is attractive priced. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Barber 25C 1898 25C 1898
AU58 PCGS
21320107
Choice $245 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Choice Eye Appeal, Labelman87 Collection Duplicate. The 1898 Philadelphia strike offers brilliant frosty luster with just a hint of peripheral gold. An original piece with substantial eye appeal for those who like lustrous surfaces. Some faint obverse chatter held this piece back from CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder. More wonderful duplicate offerings from the Labelman87 collection.
Barber 25C 1900 25C 1900
MS66 PCGS
81962500
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 1904O 25C 1904-O
AU55 PCGS
12996069
Original New Price
$695
Original Surfaces, Rose-Gray and Mottled Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. Better turn of the century Barber New Orleans quarter date with mintage of 2,456,000. 1904 brought the production of the Ford Model B and C automobiles along with the Wright Brothers building their second powered aircraft. This lovely 1904 Philadelphia strike has a rose-gray colored obverse along with mottled gold reverse and upper peripheral arc. Both sides still have frosty luster as seen during bright light inspection. Reverse strike is weak. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005 -2011) holder.
Barber 25C 1906O 25C 1906-O
MS64
PCGS
28477997
Choice $1100 Core Date & Mintmark Collection - Near-Gem Original, Labelman87 Collection, Toner. Rich toning is the hallmark of this 1906-O Barber quarter, with swirling deep blue and gray hues on the obverse, while the reverse hosts lighter shades of maroon and blue-green. Ticks are almost nowhere to be seen and the near-gem luster penetrates even the thick skin. CAC approval attests to the overall eye appeal, which will be especially appreciated by lovers of toned coins. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder.
Barber 25c 1908 25c 1908
MS63
PCGS
33918165
Choice $485 Choice Original, Light Antique Gray Patina, Accurately Graded.. An eye catching mint state Barber quarter that is perfectly original. Luster is steely in quality with bright light bringing about faint rose and blue coloring. Strike is hammered with no signs of device weakness on either obverse or reverse. Fresh to market from New England collection and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval was a foregone conclusions on this stunning example.
Barber 25C 1908D 25C 1908-D
MS62 NGC
4200607007
Original $290 Choice Original, Gray Luster, Eye Appeal. A strictly original example with steely light gray patina and darker rims. Overall eye appeal is strong at the MS62 assigned grade level with ample luster than accentuates the rich toning under bright light. This piece is fully struck and is completely blemish free. Housed in new NGC holder and attractively priced for the quality.
Barber 25C 1908D 25C 1908-D
AU58 NGC
3047925004
Original $185 Mirrored Fields, Original Surfaces, Untoned, Labelman87 Collection. Accurately graded with proof like fields on both sides. Mostly untoned with just a hint of peripheral gold on the obverse. Typical strike. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. A duplicate from the amazing Labelman87 Barber Quarter Collection.
Barber 25C 1908O 25C 1908-O
MS66 NGC
2037631133
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
MS64 PCGS
13939241
Choice $535 Core Date & Mintmark Collection - Choice Original, Labelman87 Collection. Marbled luster gleams from the surfaces of this choice uncirculated Barber quarter. Medium shades of peach and rose highlight both sides and are lighter on the reverse. As is typical for the issue there is some striking weakness, most notable in the reverse shield and outstretched wings. A few ticks are seen in the truncation of the portrait of Liberty, while the fields are even and smooth. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Barber 25C 1908O 25C 1908-O
AU58 PCGS
26350483
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 1909D 25C 1909-D
MS64 PCGS
12168468
Choice New Price
$635
Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Well Struck, Classic Multi-Color Toning, Accurately Graded. A 1909 Denver branch mint strike with well preserved surfaces. Luster is between frosty and satiny along with vibrant cartwheels, A thick rose-gray skin covers the obverse while the reverse is lightly toned with gold and peripheral aquamarine. Reverse luster is considerable with overall attractive appearance during bright light inspection. Fully struck other than stars 2 and 3 lacking connected centrils. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005 -2011) holder.
Barber 25C 1911S 25C 1911-S
AU50 PCGS
81783499
Original $300 Better San Francisco Date, Soft Satiny Luster, Light Golden-Gray Toning, Accurately Graded, City By The Bay Collection. A pretty 1911 San Francisco strike to consider. I particularly enjoy viewing the partial circulated cameo appearance due to contrast between the golden toned fields and faint gray devices. Residual frosty luster become apparent when placed under a light source. Strike is complete. The darker spots on upper reverse are surfaces verdigris. A better San Francisco date that is fairly priced. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 25C 1911S 25C 1911-S
VF30 PCGS
83758869
Choice HOLD
$121
Choice Original, Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Blemish Free. A choice original 1911 San Francisco struck Barber quarter with nothing but honest wear and thick crusty olive-gray patina. Well struck and will please the most selective collector at the grade and asking price. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Barber 25C 1913 25C 1913
MS62+ PCGS
18783620
Choice $1125 Creamy Frosty Gold Luster, Complete Strike, Choice Eye Appeal, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Low mintage Philadelphia strike with excellent eye appeal. Creamy luster and vibrant cartwheels greet the viewer during initial bright light inspection. Strike is complete. The 'blues" on Liberty neck, in the GFRC obverse image, is faint milky toning that has been amplified by my photography. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. I respect old holder plus grades as this piece is definitely choice.
Barber 25C 1913D 25C 1913-D
MS64
PCGS
20592202
Gem $965 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 1914 25C 1914
MS63
NGC
4673152010
Gem $365 Gem Original, Shimmering Iridescent Luster, Huge Cartwheels, Chicago ANA New Purchase. An exceptional offering for collectors who enjoy their silver with iridescent luster. Swirling cartwheels dance under a bright light and lead to a seriously pleasing viewing experience. Strike is nearly complete with only the left facing eagle wing tip being a tad soft. This lovely Barber quarter is more than fairly graded as surfaces are unabraded. Housed in NGC large font holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1914S 25C 1914-S
AU58 PCGS
80479366
Original $1500 Core Date & Mintmark Collection - Original, Labelman87 Collection, Semi-key. After the "big three" dates of 1896-S, 1901-S, and 1913-S, the next lowest S-mint coinage occurred in this year, with just over a quarter million pieces struck. Along with the 1897-S, the 1914-S is considered a semi-key in the series and desirable in all grades. This is a gray toned example surrounded by an obverse maroon halo, while the reverse shades are more concentrated beneath the eagle. A few hairlines are seen in the truncation of the bust, but overall detail is solid for the grade, and there is never a substitute for rarity. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 25C 1914S 25C 1914-S
AU55 PCGS
28432215
Original $1350 Semi-Key Date, Low Mintage, Reflective Luster, A Labelman87 Collection Duplicate. The fourth lowest mintage date in the Barber quarter series with only 264,000 pieces struck. Most survivors are well worn and have swelled the PCGS AG03 through F12 populations into the hundreds. At the AU grade level, few survivors have been certified. This Labelman87 Collection duplicate is only one of fifteen certified at the AU55 grade. Reflective luster and cartwheels immediately captured my attention during initial inspection. Fields a lightly mirrored on both sides. Surfaces are untoned probably for a quick dip prior to TPG submission. Accurately graded as there is light wear on the highest points. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder. No CoinFacts auction records are available.
Barber 25C 1915D 25C 1915-D
AU58 PCGS
21318654
Original $195 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Light Peripheral Gold, Near-Choice Original Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. A brilliant frosty Barber quarter that was struck over 100 years ago. Can you believe that the U.S House of Representative rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote during 1915? A century has brought huge changes to American society. This 1915 dated Barber quarter was struck at the Denver mint. Luster is brilliant though the surfaces are covered with a thin gray skin. A fully struck specimen other than at the upper right reverse shield. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder. Another Twin Lakes Collection duplicate that seeks a new home.
Barber 25C 1915S 25C 1915-S
AU58 PCGS
26263162
Choice $235 Late San Francisco Date, Crisp Frosty Luster, Steely Copper-Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces. Certainly an attractive 1915 San Francisco struck Barber quarter with steely gray coloring along with peripheral copper hues. Crisp frosty luster and swirling cartwheels are most pleasing. Strike is 98% complete with only star 11 lacking centrils that might be a partial grease filled die anomaly. There is a teal blue spot on the obverse above (LI)BERTY that is of unknown origins. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Barber 25C 1916 25C 1916
AU58 PCGS
32121410
Choice $200 Core Date & Mintmark Collection - Choice Original, Labelman87 Collection. This well-detailed, near-uncirculated piece from the final year of issue exhibits light toning on both sides, with a bit more intensity on the reverse. The central devices are brilliant and ample luster remains. Marks are minimal with just a couple short lines in the cheek. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Barber 25C 1916 25C 1916
AU58 ANACS
4041726
Original $150 Frosty White Luster, Original Surfaces, Dipped, Labelman87 Collection. The final duplicate offering from the Labelman87 Collection of Barber quarters. This 1916 strike offers frosty luster. The untoned surfaces appears to be the result of being dipped. Attractively priced and housed in blue label ANACS holder.
Barber 25C 1916D 25C 1916-D
MS65
PCGS
38144282
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
MS63 PCGS
30435868
Choice $365 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Dazzling Cartwheels, Light Copper-Gold Toning, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading. This well above average 1916-D Barber quarter offers superior eye appeal. This piece is a near gem at the assigned MS63 grade level with eye catching brilliant luster and dazzling cartwheels. Strike is hammered with all devices deeply impressed. Cherrypicked out of a wholesaler's walk-up inventory at the Summer Baltimore show and worth every penny of the asking price. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. In hand appearance is spectacular as compared to the GFRC images.
Barber 25C 1916D 25C 1916-D
AU58
PCGS
81172328
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 1894S 50C 1894-S
EF45 PCGS
32537187
Original $385 Attractive Old Album Toning, Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Huge Eye Appeal. A gorgeous early date Barber half that offers outstanding old album toning. The obverse on this 1894 San Francisco strike lights up under a light source and revealed rings of gold and aquamarine that nicely transition to rose at the center. The reverse coloring is mostly golden with some deep blues above the star cluster. Strike is complete. There is some obverse micro chatter under a 10x loupe but all covered by toning and of no consequence. This is an eye appeal color coin for those who appreciate such numismatic properties. It would also make a great conversation piece among collector friends. Housed in 2015 style PCGS Security holder and ready for delivery....
Barber 50C 1895O 50C 1895-O
VF30 PCGS
81683287
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 1897S 50C 1897-S
AU55
PCGS
36483853
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
VF25 PCGS
34879589
Choice $125 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 1899O 50C 1899-O
AU58 PCGS
82618970
Original $1450 Scarce Date and Grade, Original Gray-Gold Patina, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded. 1899 New Orleans Barber halves are most underrated in AU or better graded. Though this date has a mintage of 1,724,000, the survival rate is low with only 17 graded by PCGS at the AU58 level. Auction appearances at all AU grade levels are anemic and an indication of the scarcity. This example is strictly original with thick gray-gold patina plus aquamarines hues on the reverse that are easily seen with GFRC images. Strike is complete also. In terms of blemishes, there is one tiny mark below Liberty's eye that is fully toned over. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and perfect for a PCGS Everyman Set.
Barber 50C 1901 50C 1901
AU58
PCGS
36377867
Choice $500 Sharp Steely Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gold Toning. Cartwheels galore are at hand on this most attractive 1901 Barber half. A strong candidate for a type set. Steely in combination with frosty are the terms that come to mind when viewing this piece under a light source. Surfaces have a micro granular texture that emits frosty like luster. The cartwheels are incredible active as if viewing a polished piece of steel. I hope these comments will help with the visualization since GFRC images are better suited for accurate coloring. Coloring is a light gold with faint aquamarine hues. These have been amplified by my Nikon camera; therefore please note this fact when viewing the images. A choice pleasing example that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1901S 50C 1901-S
VF30
PCGS
29582129
Choice $815 New May 12! Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction, Better San Francisco Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Antique Gray Patina. 1901 San Francisco strikes are semi-scarce though the date's popularity does bridge over from the rare 1901-S quarter. Circulated pieces can be found well distributed from VG08 through EF45 grades. A scarce date in AU. This wholesome example brings light antique gray coloring while bright light inspection exposes golden hues. Though the high points are worn, the fields are pristine and unabraded. Well above quality and eye appeal at the assigned grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1904S 50C 1904-S
AU58 PCGS
81935152
Choice $10500 Choice Original Toner, Twin Lakes Collection. This 1904-S issue represents the lowest San Francisco mintage in the Barber half series, and in higher grades the coin becomes especially scarce. This is a beautifully toned example with medium shades of gray underlying olive, blue, and golden hues. Marks are consistent with the assigned grade and nicely hidden by the design features. Luster is generous for the grade with moderate cartwheel effect still remaining. Housed in a PCGS Gen6.0 (2015-date) holder. The 1904-S is a key within the Barber half set, a coin that will be looked at first when evaluating a set. Why not put your best foot forward with this coin?
Barber 50C 1905 50C 1905
AU55
PCGS
34376694
Choice $675 Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Attractive Rose-Gray and Aquamarine Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. An eye catching 1905 Philadelphia strike with attractive old album toning. One can easily grow tired of blast white AU graded Barber halves. This 1905 half offers the other end of the color spectrum. In hand viewing results in typical gray patina but adding a light source reveals the old album colors. Under bright light, the obverse is mostly rose with soft blues surrounding the stars and date. The reverse shifts to gray rose coupled with plenty of residual luster. Strike is deeply impressed with the pesky lower right facing leg and arrows being fully defined. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the eye appeal, originality and accurate grading.
Barber 50C 1906D 50C 1906-D
AU58 PCGS
35329902
Choice HOLD
$450
Brilliant Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Substantial Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. If collecting Barber coinage and having disposable income handy, then this gorgeous 1906-D should receive your immediate attention. Bright light viewing is a joy due to bold and brilliant cartwheel luster that tickles the eyes. Surface finish is between steely and frosty with heavy light reflectance. Strike is complete with high relief stars and full reverse devices. GFRC images have amplified the speckled ebony-rose toning. Toning is definitely not as substantial and obvious during in-hand viewing including 10x loupe inspection. I like this 1906 Denver strike to the point that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. I have no indication if this piece has been to CAC and really don't care. This Barber half stands on its own in term of overall quality and eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 50C 1908D 50C 1908-D
AU58 PCGS
32043275
Choice $600 Choice Original, Golden Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. Locating quality Barber halves in choice AU condition is always challenging. This 1908 Denver strike has much to offer collectors. Lightly mottled gold surfaces are transparent to the underlying cartwheel luster when viewed under a light source. A close 10x loupe inspection of both obverse and reverse revealed no blemishes whatsoever. A wholesome Barber half housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Barber 50C 1908O 50C 1908-O
AU53
PCGS
20897636
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 1910S 50C 1910-S
F12
NGC
2037691067
Choice New Price
$195
Price Reduction 4/23/20 - Eric P. Newman Collection, Choice Original, Old Paper Toning, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. 1910 San Francisco strikes are more challenging than the 1909-S and the 1913-1915 S Mint issues that complete the series. It is not, however, in the same rarity class as any of the earlier S Mint issues from 1892-1908, or the 1911-S. This example is accurately graded and housed in NGC brown label Eric P Newman - Col.' Green holder from the original Heritage November 2013 sale. Classic old paper envelope toning as found on a substantial portion of the Newman coins. A cool offering from the Kansas Collection.
Barber 50C 1911D 50C 1911-D
AU58
PCGS
21505553
Choice $695 Super Originality, Choice Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Light Rub . A perfectly original and choice 1911 Denver strike for your consideration. Fresh from the Denver ANA and screams originality with its light gun metal gray patina that is completely undisturbed by blemishes. This piece is entirely mark free while the strike is complete. How can you go wrong at the AU58 graded level with just a touch of rub on the cheek under the toning. Housed in early generation blue label PCGS holder with PNG reverse hologram. CAC approval is absolutely warranted and valid for this perfectly original Barber half.
Barber 50C 1912D 50C 1912-D
AU53 PCGS
38750412
Choice $325 Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray-Brown Toning, Hammered Strike. A "stately" 1912 Denver strike with big, bold strike and thick crusty patina. An absolutely original specimen with limited wear and conservatively grading. If you find the GFRC images to be pleasing, this piece looks much better in hand or during bright light inspection. Luster is muted due to the thick patina. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.