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  • goldengolden Posts: 9,050 ✭✭✭✭✭

    to find the coins that I need.

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

    I've sold 4 PCGS 12's at that level!

  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 7, 2022 6:24PM

    See what the heck my dang coins look like 😂👀. Old eyes

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

  • moursundmoursund Posts: 3,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To save up money for a really nice coin, when there are so many homes to fill in my albums.

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  • Batman23Batman23 Posts: 4,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've looked around a few times last year for a nice PCGS Barber half for my type set. The prices are higher than I was expecting and I have yet to pull the trigger on one. I never thought of this series as being scarce, there must be a lot of demand. I can only imagine the cost involved to put together a real nice date/mm set.

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,612 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 7, 2022 7:01PM

    I havent been able buy anything right off the bay for awhile. It’s like people w money putting in nuclear bids. Sooner or later they will get bored or run out of money. Just wait them out. Or usually what’s the case realize they got hosed big time paying too much.

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  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not my area of collecting, but isn't the '04-S is a tougher date in better condition?

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 1904-S Barber half has always been one of the two or three toughest to find in F12 or above. This particular one that is linked has far more eye appeal than generally found, so I am not surprised it went for what many may consider moon money. These are tough coins.

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  • moursundmoursund Posts: 3,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PerryHall said:

    @moursund said:
    To save up money for a really nice coin, when there are so many homes to fill in my albums.

    That has to be a really big coin album. :o

    🙂

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  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,612 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 8, 2022 10:34AM

    I definitely agree slabbed circ barbers high demand and would expect bid war if bidding.

    A friend in the biz sends in (setup next to me at show) circ Barbers adds slab cost to already existing cost then simply marks up that number (“to keep it fair”) 50pct for pricing retail. Says “they look nice in case and do sell.” One guy, vest pocket trader seemed to think they slightly Overpriced. He told him “Are you kidding? Look at the craze for stickered coins (laughing) that one guy paid $9000 for a stickered coin worth $3000 per coin facts.” He does put his prices on them so not bothered by people thinking can buy them for some lower amount. He then went off came back w some nice circ raw seated halves he picked off bourse (rinse /repeat what he does on circ barbers). He has sold some in bay auction of course starting near his retail price….selling there as well.

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  • messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,680 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ... to add to my British Trade Dollar set.

  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 8, 2022 10:52AM

    i agree with TomB.

    with the next grade up being such a large jump and this is a really nice example with a possibliity to upgrade, that price MAY actually be a bargain. buy the coin, not the holder here.

    barbers of any denom has and probably always will be a superbly popular series.

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  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,612 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 8, 2022 11:27AM

    Like that 1915 PCGS G06. I would definitely bid it up….Really Nice key coin to have. Wb end buyer any day on that one.

    A slabbed barber 50c set G04 and above a nice project. One can upgrade as go along.

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  • ike126ike126 Posts: 802 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've noticed over the last year or two many things that used to be plentiful at local coin shows have gotten very tough. For example the remainder walkers in my short set that I need slabbed Ms 66 are super duper scarce.

  • moursundmoursund Posts: 3,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Cougar1978 said:
    Like that 1915 PCGS G06. I would definitely bid it up….Really Nice coin to have. Wb end buyer any day on that one.

    As it turns out, 1915 PCGS G06 is (so far) the only slabbed Barber half (cracked out now) in my album. But I just bought a 1897 S NGC AG3, which will join the crackout club. I would like to have full rims, but for the keys and some semi-keys, I'm settling for full date and mm.

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  • CoinHoarderCoinHoarder Posts: 2,459 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's a couple more of my G06.



  • Coll3ctorColl3ctor Posts: 3,314 ✭✭✭

    @amwldcoin said: I wouldn't OMG due to the price! I would OMG because I suspect those are all counterfeits!

    Not sure about that but I do know that those top two bidders have been on a roll...

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

    I'll put it this way...if all those coins straight grade it would be quite a deal IMHO. I have a group of coins like that that were sold in the same manor... Hard to tell from the pics if they are real....obvious counterfeits in hand. The seller just told me to keep them!

    @Coll3ctor said:
    @amwldcoin said: I wouldn't OMG due to the price! I would OMG because I suspect those are all counterfeits!

    Not sure about that but I do know that those top two bidders have been on a roll...

  • moursundmoursund Posts: 3,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CoinHoarder said:
    Here's a couple more of my G06.

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    I absolutely love the cameo affect of that dark circulated coin!

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  • cladkingcladking Posts: 28,329 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CoinHoarder said:
    It seems to me that I read that Barber halves are very tough to find in Fine and above. Those below fine, are readily available. I have some certified Barbers in G06, that I find pleasing, and much more affordable than Fine.

    Back in the 1960's it was common to find accumulations of Barbers that looked just like they were removed in the early '40's or late-'30's. Fines and better were quite common among the dimes and a little less common among the quarters. Nice non-cull half dollars in better than Fine were not as common but they were in there.

    Over the years these "avg circ" Barbers have been picked clean of almost anything that is better date or solid G and better. All that's left are "problem" coins and lots of AG's and Fair.

    Other than better dates in higher grades I doubt very many are as "tough" as some sellers seem to believe. Of course now almost anything is selling at much higher prices.

    Tempus fugit.
  • amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 11,269 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's a new benchmark for the coin you originally posted about. They rarely budge on their pricing!
    https://ebay.com/itm/144405722349?hash=item219f4074ed:g:hQ0AAOSwxQpiBCAK

  • ThreeCentSilverFLThreeCentSilverFL Posts: 1,659 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s getting hard to not want to sell off some of my ‘mistakes’ in this market environment…

  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @amwldcoin said:
    I wouldn't OMG due to the price! I would OMG because I suspect those are all counterfeits!

    @Coll3ctor said:
    OMG!!!

    i didn't check them all but ALL the ones i looked at were counterfeit.

    we all should be fortunate NOT to be into some TCG cards for 2 main reasons, of which we are familiar. an INSURMOUNTABLE amount of counterfeits and the turnaround times at the graders is like 12 months +/-.

    watched some pack openings and slab result videos and MANY people subbed cards 10-13 months ago to try and capitalize on a big price spike only to get the cards nearly a year later OOOOOOUUUUUCCCCCHHHHHHH

    @Coll3ctor

    if you or anyone in this thread CANNOT discern those coins to be fake, STAY AWAY FROM RAW and possibly even slabs. not to be mean, just painful truth.

    it seems the baby boomers and the next after suffer SIGNIFICANTLY from pre to early TPG days buying coins significantly overpriced/graded and/or with slabbing-preventing problems, so they lose massive amounts but at least could sell the coins to buy some groceries. NOW, generations, what x y and z will suffer from 100% lost fortunes from completely counterfeit coins and other collectables. honestly, it is at the point some colleges need to start offering at least partial programs because ladies and gentleman IT IS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE! fact

    fwiw i picked up a burberry mens button down a while back that turned out to be counterfeit! ebay let me know and after just some VERY basic research i was able to see why. picked up at a thrift store. inconsequential amount of money but caveat emptor into 2022.

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  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    <--- look what's behind the mask! - cool link 1/NO ~ 2/NNP ~ 3/NNC ~ 4/CF ~ 5/PG ~ 6/Cert ~ 7/NGC 7a/NGC pop~ 8/NGCF ~ 9/HA archives ~ 10/PM ~ 11/NM ~ 12/ANACS cert ~ 13/ANACS pop - report fakes 1/ACEF ~ report fakes/thefts 1/NCIS - Numi-Classes SS ~ Bass ~ Transcribed Docs NNP - clashed coins - error training - V V mm styles -

  • privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,180 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ....to chose between coins and gas in the vehicle.

    Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value. Zero. Voltaire. Ebay coinbowlllc

  • bearcavebearcave Posts: 3,993 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It hasn't been hard since 2015! and it got real hard to buy coins.

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

    Nice set you have going there!

    @Coll3ctor said:
    I'm hoping they don't counterfeit the grades (F10 to F15) for the set I'm trying to complete.

  • moursundmoursund Posts: 3,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @privatecoin said:
    ....to chose between coins and gas in the vehicle.

    Choose gas in the vehicle. Coins don't run so good.

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  • DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,668 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Coll3ctor said:
    I'm hoping they don't counterfeit the grades (F10 to F15) for the set I'm trying to complete.

    Really nice looking coins there. Are you buying them raw or cracking them out?

  • Coll3ctorColl3ctor Posts: 3,314 ✭✭✭
    edited February 10, 2022 1:15PM

    @DisneyFan said:

    @Coll3ctor said:
    I'm hoping they don't counterfeit the grades (F10 to F15) for the set I'm trying to complete.

    >

    Really nice looking coins there. Are you buying them raw or cracking them out?

    Both and I'm being really particular on the look.

  • moursundmoursund Posts: 3,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Coll3ctor said:

    @DisneyFan said:

    @Coll3ctor said:
    I'm hoping they don't counterfeit the grades (F10 to F15) for the set I'm trying to complete.

    >

    Really nice looking coins there. Are you buying them raw or cracking them out?

    Both and I'm being really particular on the look.

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    I've been more particular about the affordability... So long as the date and mm are clear, they can be in this album. But for the keys, I mostly did pony up for "solid AG" examples.
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  • Coll3ctorColl3ctor Posts: 3,314 ✭✭✭

    Looks like they are back up for grabs if anyone is interested... :D

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/403478769861

  • @golden said:
    to find the coins that I need.

    @golden said:
    to find the coins that I need.

    I’ve got a 1970 S mint Possibly small date with a floating roof is anybodyInterested in it what’s the worth

  • DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,241 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jeffcdan1785 said:

    @golden said:
    to find the coins that I need.

    @golden said:
    to find the coins that I need.

    I’ve got a 1970 S mint Possibly small date with a floating roof is anybodyInterested in it what’s the worth

    No

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  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,343 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ... to get a set registry upgrade at a decent price.
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

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