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Let me in on your secret here. Did you think it was an "S" or something??? hm

 

If so, let us in on it.

 

BTW, I am still waiting to see that 01-S MS63 you should be getting. C'mon...what are you waiting for? You own all the rest of them..... :taptaptap:

 

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Mr. Brown...

 

Recognize this ??

 

 

1901-GhostSQuarterNGC58EditwithCloseUp_zpsc9926e58.jpg

 

1901-GhostSQuarterNGC58CloseUp_zpsc47cad71.jpg

 

The coin that almost gave us both a heart attack !!

 

There lies the Ghost S. I hoped you still had her and she is still a magnificent coin with a solid strike and plenty of luster. Needless to say we both would've taken a free vacation destination wherever the heck we wanted lol

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JOM:

 

When Mark Brown first posted the 1901 NGC 58 which he had won at auction

on Heritage a few years ago, he decided to list it on the BST across the street.

My immediate reaction was "yuck" as I hated the circular stain on the REV . I asked

him if he'd send me the coin so I could get it recognized as possibly an unknown

REV die of the 1901-S. It appeared to me as though the die was effaced to remove

the S from the Die.

 

The features my iPad has, it allows me to expand the images

to the size of a saucer. Once I expanded the REV of the coin, the shape of an "S"

appeared as plain as day. I had the coin imaged by my friend, Todd Pollock at

a national show. I think he captured the "phantom S" quite well.

 

Armed with the images and the coin, I made an appointment with my friends at NGC -

John Scuck and David Lange who I knew from the ANA Summer Seminars. I was

ushered into a conference room off of the NGC lobby and the coin was taken into

their grading office where they looked at the coin under a stereo microscope.

 

It seems that some how a series of infantesimal scratches were under the eagle's

central tail feathers - forming what appeared to be the exact shape of an "S" complete

with top serif. The key word here is "appeared" .

 

David Lange pointed out - which I believed to be true before I jumped to any conclusions -

that the center Mint Mark was used on Barber Quarters for only one year, 1892.

 

I advised Mark Brown of the findings and asked him what he wanted me to do with the

coin: send it back to him, or pay him for the coin - he elected to sell it to me for what

he had in it. So, it sits next to nice MS Phila and AU 58 New Orleans mint coins. I have

it labeled on the NGC holder " Phantom S" ....it stands out as it's the the only NGC

graded coin I own - in my Eagle Brand Certified Coin Album.

 

As far as buying any more MS coins for the Quarter set, I'm not going down that road again.

I was decimated on my last auction selling mid grade Barber Quarters and Halves. I'll stick

to AU 58's, thank you very much. I have found the only 1901-S Quarter in AU 55 that I want;

however, it's buried in a collection where the owner has my old 01-S,,also an AU 55 - but

He will not part with the 01-S in his first set. It's far nicer than the only 01-S in PCGS 58.

If it gets regraded, it's sure to get a 58+ ( IMHO ).

 

I'm not concerned about locating the other Top Three Keys. My initial feelings on starting

this set was that there wouldn't be any of the three Keys in the set. I actually didn't think I

would ever find a 1909-O in AU 58 that I would find acceptable.

 

Out of the blue, a gentleman which I had been buying and selling Qurters to over the

past few years, approached me asking if I were interested in his 09-O I. PCGS 58.

 

Of course I said yes, as I had a decent circulated example but it was the ugly duckling in the set.

The new AU 58, is hands down, the nicest of the three AU 58's at PCGS.

 

I know, I owned one of the others when it was a 55 with a gold CAC.

My new 09-O is the finest AU available.

 

The other semi keys took a great deal of time and of course, money.

But I am very pleased with the end results. I need to upgrade a coin

or two, but no matter. Eventually I'll have the entire set in AU 58 -

SANS the three Keys.

 

Ok... That's my story, and I'm sticking with it. lol

 

 

Edited by Elbesaar

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Great info and story. Thanks!

 

jom

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Haven't caught your Barber posts in quite sometime Mike! Couple nice circulated ones there my friend!

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One of the first raw coins I have bought in some time....

 

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I am actively working on the Nickel collection... I have a

decent head start on the Proofs - missing many - but love

what I have so far...

 

The AU-58 collection is almost complete [ missing an 1889

but I have that date in abundance - also a 58 that is 20% O/C ]

I just picked up another 1889 - but a duplicate - this time its a 64

 

1889%20Nickel%20PCGS%2064%20OBV%20SKH.SH_zps7latot5c.jpg

1892%20Nickel%20PCGS%2064%20REV_zpsm5ndt2qj.jpg

 

Last month, I located a splendid 1892 in Proof - and I found this MS 64 to

put beside it ...

 

1892%20Nickel%20PCGS%2064%20OBV%20SQK_zps28ngpv9k.jpg

1889%20Nickel%20PCGS%2064%20REV_zps7hbcku5t.jpg

 

 

Here's a date I have searched for - which seems like forever -

I have never seen its equal in hand ...

 

1894%20Nickel%20PCGS%2063%20OBV%20QKQ.ZS_zps1arogs3p.jpg

1894%20Nickel%20PCGS%2063%20REV_zps9ztvscvj.jpg

 

Another new duplicate - but this 64 puts the other 64 { CAC } to shame !

 

1899%20Nickel%20PCGS%2064%20OBV%20LQE.LS_zps8muoojeq.jpg

1899%20Nickel%20PCGS%2064%20REV_zpstinnmqic.jpg

 

Last but far from least - I have been looking for a toned 1912 that

didn't break the bank...Its only a 63 ... but its got the look....

 

1912%20Nickel%20PCGS%2063%20OBV%20ZBZY_zpsui93hngy.jpg

1912%20Nickel%20PCGS%2063%20REV_zpszdpwrqyc.jpg

 

These came out of last night's Heritage Auction. I know, I really blew the old

budget on these - but - when would I ever see any as nice again ?

 

 

 

 

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Yes, the 1899 is something else....

1899%20Nickel%20PCGS%2064%20OBV%20LQE.LS_zps8muoojeq.jpg1899%20Nickel%20PCGS%2064%20REV_zpstinnmqic.jpg

 

It'll look great with one of my favorite Halves...

 

 

1899-50c-P58%20copy_zpsmrcn7c4j.jpg

 

.....and Quarters.....

 

,1899-P%20Quarter%20PCGS%2064%20Smaller%20size%20-%206-15_zpsmnpgsw9s.png

 

...to say nothing of the Dimes

 

1899-SDimePCGSAU58OBV.jpg1899-SDimePCGSAU58REV.jpg

 

 

 

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New regrades: { I submitted for a friend }

 

1895%20Nickel%20DJW%2064_zpsjlq45b8y.jpg

 

1909-O%20Dime%20DJW%2064_zpso7mfcikz.jpg

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Thanks for posting something I would have lusted over myself... (worship)

 

Beautiful coin... I've fallen for toned Liberty Nickels.... I really love them.

 

{ Great, something else I "have to collect"... lol }

 

My recently acquired 1911 - looks nothing like yours...

 

Fairly recent purchase off eBay - a "lowly MS 63", but...BIG but here:

CAC gave it a Gold Sticker !! :acclaim:

 

 

image_zps4romdey4.jpeg

 

image_zpsvhiq0tj9.jpegimage_zpsf26geshi.jpeg

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Just upgraded this date in my Quarter Collection.

I have a nice enough AU 53 - but I've been hunting

down AU 58's....

 

My Newp:

 

1905-S%20Quarter%20PCGS%2058%20OBV%20EFQY_zpsug5yhaji.jpg

1905-S%20Quarter%20PCGS%2058%20REV%20-%20EFQY_zpstsxxojbb.jpg

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Received my grade this morning ATS:

 

Very pleased with the result ....Care to guess the grade ?

 

image_zpsyd8iiuc3.jpegimage_zps8vg2ajoo.jpeg

 

Here is the True View Image:

 

1907-O%20Quarter%20PCGS%2063%20True%20View%2010-05-16_zpsmfrezjn9.jpg

 

 

 

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October 16th.... 2016....

 

Have not posted an image since October 4th.

....yet still there have been an average of 215

hits per day on this thread without so much as

a hello or better yet a comment or an image being

posted.

 

Be that as it may, I still try and keep this Thread alive

as I assume there are some who enjoy looking at my

Barbers - but have nothing to say - well sooner or later,

I'll not be posting anymore and there seems to be no one

to continue promoting Barber Coinage.

 

Until that day arrives, here's an addition to my AU 58 set

of Liberty Head Nickels .... One down, two to go:

 

1900-5c-liberty-nickel-pcgs-au58-81173046-01_257_zpssqrweapj.jpg1900-5c-liberty-nickel-pcgs-au58-81173046-02_257_zpshbaf2t8l.jpg

 

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Post count is now: 346,139

 

Last post was 10/16/16 { Mine lol }

 

Here's a coin I dug up from my old set ....

I just posted it ATS - so...what's good for

the Goose...

 

 

1910-PHalfPCGS58DualTODD_zpseacd3340.jpg

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A recent upgrade to my Quarter set:

 

1900-O PCGS 58 Secure Plus

 

 

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Picked this AU 58 up for my Everyman set ATS :

 

1907-P%20Quarter%20PCGS%2058%20Holder_zpsitefzqat.jpg

1907-P%20Quarter%20PCGS%2058%20OBV_zpsquqws1zz.jpg

1907-P%20Quarter%20PCGS%2058%20REV_zpsn2yc7lcg.jpg

 

Notice the strike thru on the shield...Interesting IMO

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Received my grade this morning ATS:

 

Very pleased with the result ....Care to guess the grade ?

 

image_zpsyd8iiuc3.jpegimage_zps8vg2ajoo.jpeg

 

Here is the True View Image:

 

1907-O%20Quarter%20PCGS%2063%20True%20View%2010-05-16_zpsmfrezjn9.jpg

 

 

 

I suppose I could just look it up but...I'd say MS62 if I see hairlines on the cheek. I could be wrong though....what did it get? I'm too lazy to look it up. lol

 

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G

JOM..

 

What do you get ? The chance to correctly answer the question !

That's what !! :o

 

Ok... Too lazy to look it up.... It's a 63

Absolutely stunning in hand.

 

Well, I sold 22 Halves ( 20 CAC's and 2 Rattlers ) to my friend,

SROTAG - for his son's set.

 

I have not been very active with the Halves as of late.

Prices are sliding - so it's a good time to say hasta la vista

( never took Spanish ) - and continue on with my Liberty Head

Nickels, Barber Dimes and Quarters.

 

I plan on occasionally picking up a nicely toned AU 58 Half as I find them.

After having assembled 8 Half Dollar Sets since 1967 - this time, I'm not

vying for another complete set.

 

Look for my coins being auctioned at Heritage FUN Ft Lauderdale auctions

in early January 2017. Not all the coins will be part of the FUN auctions, the

lesser valued ones will be part of their Weekly Internet Only Auctions - specific

dates to be announced.

 

Check out my Registry set - the majority of what is left - will be auctioned.

What won't be sold are any 58's, 93-S in 53, the 1901 in PCGS 64+ CAC ,

the 01-O and the 01-S, the 05-O in 45 CAC ....

 

Most of my images are still up and I'll be happy to discuss anything, just

send me a PM.

 

Good luck...Happy Hunting....

 

 

 

 

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Have not had my Daily Fix of Barbers in a while...lol

 

Here's a duplicate for my third tier set { PR / MS / AU }

 

Its only an AU 50 - but its the color that sold me...

 

 

PROOF = PCGS 63 - Seller's Images [ my images are forthcoming ]

 

1895%20Dime%20PCGS%20PR%2063%20Obv%20ex%20Gardner_zpss7o4jp3q.jpg

1895%20Dime%20PCGS%20PR%2063%20REV%20ex%20Gardner_zpsrv1ptbla.jpg

 

 

Mint State = PCGS 64 - ex: David Weygant - deceased 2015

 

1895-PDimePCGS64_zpsf3c616cd.jpg

 

 

Duplicate:

Almost Unc = AU 50 - purchased from Great Toning on eBay - 11/27/2016:

 

1895-P%20Dime%20PCGS%2050%20OBV_zpshgtou73v.jpg

1895-P%20Dime%20PCGS%2050%20REV_zpseacq88sw.jpg

 

 

I really didn't mind picking up an AU 50 for the date - as my 1895-O is also

an AU 50....

 

 

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Just added an upgrade to a set which I am selling off most coins under the grade of AU 58....

 

Most have been consigned to Heritage's FUN sale - and the Weekly Internet Only auctions during the month of January.

 

I think this newp will fit it very nicely with the other 58's I am keeping !

 

1912-P%20Half%20PCGS%2058%20CAC%20Holder_zpskwnnsdmi.jpg

1912-P%20Half%20PCGS%2058%20OBV%20-%20CAC_zps2kkrlxpm.jpg

1912-P%20Half%20PCGS%2058%20REV%20-%20CAC_zpsyvu4jrxv.jpg

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Love the 1895 (MS64) a lot. How come no CAC?

 

jom

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Love the 1895 (MS64) a lot. How come no CAC?

 

jom

 

Hi Jom,

 

The Proof 63 is CAC .... for the life of me, I have no idea why

the MS 64 isn't CAC .... I know it's been dipped and displays

secondary toning - but CAC is more into a purist mode, fully

original coins with eye appeal and undergraded by at least a

half grade. The 1895 MS 64 Dime was at a Baltimore show and

I was roaming the aisles with my friend, Broadstruck ( Frank )

and from 10 feet away from the coin case, that coins was glistening

like no tomorrow. Another guy was deciding between a very nice

1892 Quarter in 65 and this 1895 Dime in 64. He selected the Quarter

and I casually asked Dave for the Dime. Took me all of 5 seconds to

buy it.

 

My new 1895 AU 50 arrived yesterday - and it's nice - nice enough for CAC ?

We'll soon see. I know full well, CAC or not, if an AU 58 shows up, all bets are

off.

 

 

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New addition to the Proof Dime Collection....

 

1892%20Dime%20PCGS%20PR%2063%20CAM%20CAC%20OBV_zpsltvlvy9z.jpg

1892%20Dime%20PCGS%20PR%2063%20CAM%20CAC%20REV_zpscspmyrg2.jpg

 

 

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