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This is how I want my bookshelf album Barber halves to look

ElmerFusterpuckElmerFusterpuck Posts: 4,540 ✭✭✭✭✭

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!




  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,963 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, that’s the perfect “look” for album coins


  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Too bad our money got used so much back then. The beauty of our hobby: preservation. Nice reading "LIBERTY", even as it fades away.

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,274 ✭✭✭✭✭

    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.

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  • rec78rec78 Posts: 5,623 ✭✭✭✭✭

    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 :) ).

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @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

  • DCWDCW Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    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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  • fishteethfishteeth Posts: 2,229 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have been working on a g-vg set. About 90% done. Harder than I thought it would be

  • HigashiyamaHigashiyama Posts: 2,103 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 9, 2023 1:15PM

    @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.


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