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Any coins that have "Fallen out of Favor"? (1892 Barber Half)

TommyTypeTommyType Posts: 4,586 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 3, 2017 3:07PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I bought this quite a long time ago....maybe 2005? I really liked it at the time, and stretched out of my comfort zone at the time to get it. Now, I'm not so sure I like it much any longer. I'm just not sure I could get back what I spent...assuming I'm not the only one to now question it's desirability. So...

1) What do you think of the look?
2) What grade would you give it, (and/or what do you think NGC gave it in 2005).

(Angled picture intentional to capture the luster).


And feel free to inject your "I USED to like it" coins.....

Easily distracted Type Collector

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,737 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The bluish spectrum of toning is fairly common on 1892 and 1893 Barber coinage of all silver denominations, but I am not thrilled with the color of that particular coin. I don't know what NGC graded it, but it is not a coin I would chase.

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    mt_mslamt_msla Posts: 815 ✭✭✭✭

    I like it actually.

    Insert witicism here. [ xxx ]

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    fastfreddiefastfreddie Posts: 2,771 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Need brighter pics. Doesn't look bad, guess it depends how deep you are with it.

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    No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,039 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Has the color changed since purchase 12 years ago? Not a coin I would have purchased. But I err on the side of caution with all the AT going on. Gtg is 64 if it has gotten worse since 2005.

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    CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,410 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 3, 2017 3:59PM

    Looks like a coin that might have developed a bit more peripheral color from the label in the old holder.

    Both old NGC no line soap bar and ANACS white holders are prone to do so depending on how stored.

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    USMarine6USMarine6 Posts: 1,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can see why you bought it. I think it's a solid coin it looks 64 ish to me

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    RayboRaybo Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I always question my purchases (past or present) because I usually pay way to much.
    What was the question?

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    TommyTypeTommyType Posts: 4,586 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Kind of "up and down" on the assessments....Probably better than I expected. ;)

    I'll post the grade later tonight.

    To answer some questions:

    • The picture was taken somewhat close to my purchase date, and the coin has not changed much at all.
    • I'm probably not all that buried in it. With some value movement over the years, I might be into it at a little over wholesale, (Numismedia as my source). No need to sell the farm...

    I like having a "first year of issue" Barber Half! Just not sure THIS is the one I want, anymore....

    Easily distracted Type Collector
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    TommyTypeTommyType Posts: 4,586 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, let's kill this thread....Pictures from 5 minutes ago, maybe better, maybe worse. NGC MS-63.


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    erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hey, I like it, but Im not a pro in the series. Let me know if you are thinking of selling it! Been thinking about Barber halves anyway!

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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 3, 2017 7:38PM

    @mt_msla said:
    I like it actually.

    Me too.
    Post it on bst if you want to sell it.

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    CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,410 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @KollectorKing said:

    @mt_msla said:
    I like it actually.

    Me too.
    Post it on bst if you want to sell it.

    Sell? I won it fair a square

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