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FH Standing Liberty Quarter AU58 vs MS68+

BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

Which has the better Full Head?



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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,709 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think they look the same. I like the AU58 tone better than the monster 68+(unless someone is giving me either for free). lol

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  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,396 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The lighting and tone tends to make the AU coin look sharper in these photos, in hand under the same light it could be a different story.

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  • bfjohnsonbfjohnson Posts: 521 ✭✭✭

    From photos I think the au has a better strike.

  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @291fifth said:
    An even better question might be: "Is the MS-68+ really worth the huge price premium when an AU58 of that quality is available?"

    They aren't available as I added the last coin to my "AU64 UFH" set on July 5, 2012 and I still look daily.

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  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1 has better head details IMO.

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  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,666 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 5, 2021 5:15PM

    It's pretty close but, overall, I must say the AU 58,

    The original, pristine surfaces of the MS 68+ are spectacular, though.

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  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,119 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 5, 2021 5:12PM

    Shields crests aren’t nearly as close, nice coins

  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 744 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tough call! Each coin has its merits. I do want to say the MS-68 has the better detail, masked by toning and faded luster.

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  • jomjom Posts: 3,361 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, I think the AU has the better FH detail. However, the 68 seems to have a bit better shield detail (in the center at least) from what I can tell from the photos. I like the 68 better due to the eye appeal from the toning.


  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To me a full head doesn't mean much without a corresponding full shield.

  • santinidollarsantinidollar Posts: 1,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The AU58 is a strong coin. The toning on the 68 plus turns me off. On the FH, it’s pretty close to a dead heat.

  • HigashiyamaHigashiyama Posts: 2,103 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was a little confused by the grade on the 68+ coin until I saw the more flattering photo on CoinFacts.

  • TheMayorTheMayor Posts: 213 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1920 D PCGS MS68+FH CAC, sold for $211,500 in August 2012 at Stack's. I think the Stack's images are a little nicer but... $211,500 buys a lot of nice coins.


  • 1946Hamm1946Hamm Posts: 726 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Both are nice coins. I'll take the 58. The 68+ is over graded in my opinion. The 58 has a little better strike.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 58 'appears' to have a better FH... However, from what we know about photographic lighting, I cannot say for sure.... Such coins should be evaluated in hand.... Cheers, RickO

  • fiftysevenerfiftysevener Posts: 875 ✭✭✭✭

    The 68+ coin has weak detail in other places and while maybe technical 68+ plastic it sure doesn't justify a 200k price tag. I like the AU 58 coin better overall which displays nearly full complete detail as intended.

  • WCCWCC Posts: 2,188 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1946Hamm said:
    Both are nice coins. I'll take the 58. The 68+ is over graded in my opinion. The 58 has a little better strike.

    This is my opinion also. Regardless of the usual strike, on a 68, I'd expect a fully struck coin which I do not see.

  • TheMayorTheMayor Posts: 213 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think they are both great and rare coins. To answer @Broadstruck's original question, the hair in the front of the head (in front of the leaves) is more well defined on the 68+ IMO but in the back of the head, I think I would actually give the nod to the 58. It is very close. If you are looking for a nice 1920 D example, I don't think anyone would deny that the 58 offers more value but not everyone is a value shopper.

  • olympicsosolympicsos Posts: 655 ✭✭✭✭

    I'd prefer the MS68 but this is exactly why the Standing Liberty Quarter is a tough series. Honestly there's better buys in the Saint series and in the WLH series.

  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I believe the AU has a little more head detail.

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