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Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

It's -2 and white outside. The cats won't even consider going outside. Let's talk MS Barber halves...Which is your favorite? Post some high-end examples...Add to the thread!

1906-0 MS-67+ Shireman/Hugon

1907-d MS-67+ Duckor

1901-0 MS-66 JA Stack

1899-o Ms-66+ Shireman/Hugon

1908 MS-67 Shireman

1900-s MS-66 Gardner

1892-MS-68

1907-s MS-67 Eliasberg

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  • TheRavenTheRaven Posts: 4,143 ✭✭✭✭

    Those are a really good looking coins. 99-O might be my favorite of those.

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  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JeffMTampa said:
    This was a raw find a couple of years back:

    Gorgeous 13-s Jeff! Nice find! Luster!

  • JonBrand83JonBrand83 Posts: 453 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful coins. My only barber Rockstars are quarters. :o

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Seriously, though, your coins are absolutely outstanding and illustrate a depth of commitment to the series that most folks would not be willing to undertake. Also, for those unaware, the 1907-S may not be a glamorous coin for those who do not collect the series, but it is a true beast of a foe to find attractive and in high grade.

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not surprised you had to pay up for an AU58 1907-S. The coins just don't exist in meaningful numbers, in my experience.

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  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,353 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My oh my. I'd have to go with the 1901-0 MS-66, if I had to chose just one. Incredible half dollars...

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  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TomB said:
    I realize I keep bringing this thread up to the top, but the coins are too freakingly awesome cool not to do so! If I had to choose it would be between the 1907-D, which knocks me on my butt and looms over me daring me to get back up vs. the 1892, which freezes me like a deer in the headlights. I'd go with the 1907-D.

    @TomB Thanks Big Guy. Well, you have good taste. The 1907-d, is the former Duckor, Friend coin, and it's a beautiful specimen....A common date in uncommon condition. The 1892, is possibly one of the finest MS Barber halves in existence. The luster on that coin is so intense, it's hard to describe. I've never seen anything like it. The 1907-s, and the 1901-o are a couple of my favs, and extremely difficult coins as you mention....very rare in higher mint state.

  • amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 11,269 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, beauty aside I would have to choose the 01-O or the 07-S!

    @Eldorado9 said:

    @TomB said:
    I realize I keep bringing this thread up to the top, but the coins are too freakingly awesome cool not to do so! If I had to choose it would be between the 1907-D, which knocks me on my butt and looms over me daring me to get back up vs. the 1892, which freezes me like a deer in the headlights. I'd go with the 1907-D.

    @TomB Thanks Big Guy. Well, you have good taste. The 1907-d, is the former Duckor, Friend coin, and it's a beautiful specimen....A common date in uncommon condition. The 1892, is possibly one of the finest MS Barber halves in existence. The luster on that coin is so intense, it's hard to describe. I've never seen anything like it. The 1907-s, and the 1901-o are a couple of my favs, and extremely difficult coins as you mention....very rare in higher mint state.

  • SeattleSlammerSeattleSlammer Posts: 9,955 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Eldorado9 incredible group ....

    If I had to pick I’d debate the 07-D and the 99-O ....... ⭐️⭐️

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Eldorado9.... That is an incredible group of Barber halves.... Very impressive. Cheers, RickO

  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    All very attractive. I've never quite understood why so many people have negative opinions about the Barber series. I like them!

  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,867 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MrEureka has a nicer Barber half

  • ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 7,416 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You have to add to the conversation that I think it is harder to find an attractive Unc. Barber Half than in virtually any other copper, nickel or silver coin series.

    Years ago, I saw the top three registry sets of Barber Halves. I think Duckor's was the most aesthetically pleasing for the grades shown. Might add that the nicest coins I saw in his registry set were acquired from Dale Friend.

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  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Elcontador said:
    You have to add to the conversation that I think it is harder to find an attractive Unc. Barber Half than in virtually any other copper, nickel or silver coin series.

    You got that right. They were the workhorse coin in their day. They are a challenge in the higher grades.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,815 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow... there's some eye candy you don't see every day. If pressed, I think I like the 07-S the best. I prefer the understated toning and this is one bear of a date to find in higher grades.

    I'd love to be able to contribute, but I don't have any MS Barbers, and me posting my lowly xf45 would only detract...

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  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,591 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I really like the 06-O, 07-D and 99-O

    But man, it's tough to compare to the one I was waiting for, which was just posted ahead of my comment.

    When I opened the thread, I thought it would be great to see that killer 05-O @BryceM bought again. Honestly, probably one of the top 5 I have seen pictures of ... and quite possibly my favorite.


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  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rhedden said:
    Here's a blazing Unc. 1914-S from my collection. PCGS MS64 (from Harlan J. Berk, 2014).

    That 14-s is the best I've seen @rhedden Amazing coin!

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,142 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Truly amazing halves being posted here!

    @BryceM - fantastic coin! The 05O was tough to find even in upper circ grades back when I used to hunt Barbers (along with many dates, of course). But that date always stands out when I see one.

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  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @android01 said:
    Here's one of mine. MS66+ CAC.

    Nice one Android...Great color

  • UltraHighReliefUltraHighRelief Posts: 2,291 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I bought this quarter out of the Gene Gardner collection. It was one of his favorites as it was on the cover of his custom printed Barber Quarter book. It currently resides in the RSD collection.

  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @UltraHighRelief said:

    I bought this quarter out of the Gene Gardner collection. It was one of his favorites as it was on the cover of his custom printed Barber Quarter book. It currently resides in the RSD collection.

    @UltraHighRelief That 1896 is well known to me and is one of the best Barber quarters I've ever seen. A worthy coin in the RSD collection for sure. Wish it was mine! Thanks for posting!

  • JeffMTampaJeffMTampa Posts: 3,261 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's a pair from a tougher date:

    The AU example is a VERY tough find.

    I love them Barber Halves.....
  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JeffMTampa said:
    Here's a pair from a tougher date:

    The AU example is a VERY tough find.

    Wow Jeff! Now were talking....1897-0 exceedingly tough in AU and MS! Couple of great pieces right there...I like.

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  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @erwindoc said:
    Here are a few I own that have decent images...








    Fantastic group of Barber's! Love your eye.

  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    resurrecting this thread.

  • humanssuckhumanssuck Posts: 317 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I found this in an old blue whitman folder

  • dsessomdsessom Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are no V nickels in here. They are Barbers too, ya know! :)

  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,106 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Reviving an old post.

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