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 44 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on February 16, 2021

Photo Denom Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
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 1895 10C 1895
MS64
PCGS
13576489
Gem $1375 New January 9! 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 1898 10C 1898
MS64 PCGS
19157107
Choice HOLD
$250
Gorgeous Gold Rim Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, For the Color Specialist. An absolute choice Mint State 1898 Barber dime with beautiful copper-gold peripheral toning. Bright light inspection exposes frosty luster and active cartwheels on both sides. Aquamarine-gray centers are well framed by the golden coloring at the rims. Strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Previous sold by GFRC and back for a second sales appearance after being purchased back from a client. Please check Sales Archive for prior record and sale price.
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 1906O 10C 1906-O
EF45
PCGS
19960601
Choice $160 New February 8! Crusty Gray Skin, Conservative Grading, CAC Approval. Unmolested surfaces are encased in a crusty gray skin with embedded gold shades. Conservatively graded along with CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Barber 10C 1907S 10C 1907-S
MS62 PCGS
13278715
Choice $415 New January 19! 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
AU58 NGC
4696961002
Original $265 New February 7! 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
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 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 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 25C 1892 25C 1892
AU58 PCGS
83795871
Choice $195 Ideal for Type, Crusty Gray Patina, Steely Luster, Choice Surfaces. This lovely 1892 Barber quarter is crusty original but with class. The mostly uniform patina appears dark during in-hand inspection but promptly shifts to lighter shades once under a light source. Obverse coloring becomes light steely gray with hints of gold at the date. The reverse toning is more transparent and allows cartwheel action along with a rose center and surrounding aquamarine. Worthy of a trip to Far Hills, NJ. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Barber 25C 1892O 25C 1892-O
Type 2 Reverse
MS65 PCGS
14815226
Gem HOLD
$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 1896O 25C 1896-O
UNC Details PCGS
39317850
Choice $1150 Velvet Material Toning, AU58 Preservation State, Frosty Luster, Very Pretty, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Sometimes I just wonder about PCGS certification. Case in point is this gorgeous 1896-O Barber quarter that was original straight graded as PCGS AU58. Like many collectors, the consignor decided to crack the coin out for an attempt at an MS62 grade. PCGS subsequently bagged the coin for Questionable Color. Once consigned to GFRC, a close inspection leads me to believe that this silver piece is perfectly original and should be in an AU58 holder due to faint Dansco or Whitman bookshelf slide marks on the cheek and lower bust. This piece is essentially a gem with mylar slide friction. I sent the piece back to PCGS as part of another grading lot. It returned in a Questionable Color - UNC Details holder. At this point, the consignor and I have decided to take this piece to the price list rather than suffering through another submission attempt. This 1896-O quarter is perfectly original and choice as an AU58. Toning is most likely from exposure in a velvet lined cabinet. Frosty luster has a granular texture and offers shimmering cartwheels. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. This listing brings a full disclosure on how I see this Barber quarter.
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 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 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 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
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 $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 1909D 25C 1909-D
AU53
PCGS
32122582
Choice $190 Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Light Pewter Gray, Choice Surfaces, Pikes Peak Collection. An impressive 1909 Denver strike with minimal wear and light pewter gray coloring. Soft obverse luster gives way to richer reverse mint frost and cartwheel action. Fields are essentially unabraded other than some well hidden micro chatter in the right obverse field. A bold die crack connects the left bust with the below rim. Yet another Barber coinage date where CAC approved Mint State survivors far out number those in the EF and AU grades. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. A strong offering from the Pikes Peak Collection.
Barber 25C 1913 25C 1913
MS62+ PCGS
18783620
Choice $950 Creamy Frosty Gold Luster, Complete Strike, Choice Eye Appeal, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Price Reduction! 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 1914S 25C 1914-S
F15
PCGS
31792963
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 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 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 1895S 50C 1895-S
AU58 PCGS
84684784
Original HOLD
$885
New February 16! Better San Francisco Issue, Difficult Grade, Steely Reflective Luster, Lightly Toned. 1895 San Francisco strikes are recognized as a better date with most higher grade survivors found at the hru MS64 grades. The popular AU58 grade level has only 17 certied by PCGS with few recorded auction appearances. GFRC is pleased to be offering an original example with brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. The dies are not quite polished enough for a proof like or steely designation though bright light generated luster has reflective characteristics. Surfaces are covered with a faint rose-gold skin that is transparent to the underlying luster. Light rub is seen on the check and lower bust. A near-choice offerings that would fit nicely into an Everyman Set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 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 1901S 50C 1901-S
MS62
PCGS
39425237
Choice $5150 Only Affordable CAC Approved Mint State Example, Frosty Luster, Complete Strike. A strictly original example of the semi-scarce 1901-S date with sufficient eye appeal to garner CAC approval. Brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels are readily apparent during bright light inspection. Though not readily apparent in the GFRC images, this piece is lightly toned with faint obverse center aquamarine and peripheral gold. Reverse coloring is a light silver-gray. Strike is sharp and complete. Interested clients are guided to the CAC population report to understand this piece's importance. CAC has only approved two pieces in AU58, one at MS62, followed by several at the MS65/MS66 level. This semi-scarce date is brutally difficult to locate at the choice Mint States level as most have been dipped out to enhance luster and grade potential. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.0 NFC holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 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 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 1908S 50C 1908-S
EF40
NGC
3670641174
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 1913D 50C 1913-D
AU58 PCGS
31590406
Choice $500 Small Mintage, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Untoned Surfaces, Attractive Cartwheels. 1913 brought a huge blizzard to Denver during the month of December per online research. Mintage of the Barber half dollar was limited to roughly one half million strikes. The date is popular due to low mintage but did not circulate as other earlier dates. This AU58 survivor brings flashy brilliant luster to your collector. Bottom sides were struck by dies with a textured frost finishes. Surfaces are untoned at first glance but bright light inspection reveals faint peripheral gold. There is rub on the cheek and lower bust. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Barber 50C 1913D 50C 1913-D
AU50
PCGS
25129689
Choice $495 Iridescent Light Gold Patina, Near-Gem Example, Oregon Beaver Collection. A silver figure of Liberty gives way to tan and sandy shades, with light crust scattered throughout the stars. The reverse is more evenly toned, exhibiting plum hues over a golden background. Original fields more than justify the CAC approval. The 1913-D represents one of the lowest mintages in the Barber half series, and CAC has approved just 68 examples. This piece is nicer in hand than the images reveal - you will not be disappointed. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.