I'm most looking for nice original VG-F pieces (a very tall order for this series), but these 2 recent coins truly did fit the bill. I grade them both F-12 and both happen to be from 1912!
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Yes, that’s the perfect “look” for album coins
Too bad our money got used so much back then. The beauty of our hobby: preservation. Nice reading "LIBERTY", even as it fades away.
Nice looking coins. I also spent a long time looking for unmolested Barber half dollars for my two-volume Library of Coins set. Alas, that set was broken up and sold about 15-years ago.
They look like twins! It is very difficult to put together a complete date/mm set of any barber coins in the exact same grade. Let us know when you complete it (in ten or twenty years from now ).
@ElmerFusterpuck .... I like that look on old silver coins. A set of those will look fantastic. Good luck and keep us posted as it progresses. Cheers, RickO
That really is the perfect wholesome look. Good luck finding more of them. Barbers were absolutely circulated to death during this time period, as we all know.
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I have been working on a g-vg set. About 90% done. Harder than I thought it would be
@ElmerFusterpuck - yes, great look; I really like the look of Barber halves when they have charcoal toning around the devices.
@fishteeth - very similar look to mine, which are in the vg-f range. And I agree, harder to assemble than I might have imagined. Even slabbed VG coins can be banged up, with various cuts or unsightly nicks. Or, they have various stains or black spots. But, it’s a fun challenge.
Threads like this make me revisit some of my old half started collections from...well...look at the prices on these things and guess when I bought them!