I love this type and look at every available coin at every show, buying maybe 2 or three a year. As usual, I reject the great majority, but this one was a winner. Very sharply struck on both sides, a trait that separates it from most. Basically free of marks and mostly brilliant with light silvery patina overall with some deep blue peripheral toning front and back. Finished with full, original mint luster.
*ON HOLD*NEW* No Drapery Cert. No. 25283824 PCGS Price Guide: $100,000. Pop: 1, none higher, with only one other graded (PR64) 5 Known Exceeding rare No Drapery Half Dime in Proof, the finest of only two graded. Absolute needle sharp strike with every detail at pinpoint. Deep silvery blue with bright blue and rose highlights. CAC approved.
*NEW* (J. W. Garrett Pedigree) Cert. 3814549-006 Pop: 1, none finer at NGC, with one grading event at PR66 at PCGS. With only 40-50 known, this coin is apparently the finest of this scarce date. Coin Universe Price Guide is $12,500 with no pricing available for the plus grade.
A little Gem showing a needle sharp strike front and back and finished with beautiful aqua-blue and rose toning on both sides. Fully lustrous with superb Eye-appeal. Great type coin for the toning enthusiast
A wonderful original showing nice even wear and light to medium antique gray patina. Finding a well struck example of this type in any grade is tough. In this grade, the present piece is truly scarce with complete stars, lettering, date and eagle designs intact. Distraction free surfaces finish this little jewel.
*NEW* Cert. 81196816 Pop: 5, with 5 higher. An original GEM with splashes of blue and rose on deep, deep mirrors, making it appear very dark, but in reality it is just extremely reflective, hence the phrase “black and white” when describing a deeply mirrored CAMEO proof. CU price guide is $7500, but most recent auction prices are $7600-$9200.
*ON HOLD*NEW* Cert. No. 02093929 Pop: 5, none higher. Very rare date with only 21 grading events in mint state and probably half of those are resubs. Well struck with glowing problem free surfaces layered with just a light touch of golden patina. CAC approved.
*ON HOLD*NEW* Cert. No. 83575622 Pop: 2, none higher One of the most beautifully toned Barber Dimes I have viewed. Add first year of issue and among the finest graded and you have a centerpiece to any Barber Dime collection. Fully struck with stunning golden rose centers going to bright blue at the peripheries. Reverse is mind boggling in irridescent blue and rose. Blazing luster finishes this masterpiece. Mint State Barber coinage is flat out scarce with great toning. CAC approved.
A beautifully toned GEM specimen that starts with a full, sharp strike and shows rose on Liberty cheek, going out to bright blue. Reverse is light blue and rose in the center and deeper bright blue at the peripheries. Gorgeous type coin.