Friendly Metal Detecting Forums   Myers Depot Metal Detectors
List all sponsors

Go Back   Friendly Metal Detecting Forums > Metal Detecting > Coinshooters and Relic Hunters

Notices

Reply
  
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-30-2019, 02:42 PM
yooper69's Avatar
yooper69 yooper69 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,291
Default Coin Help

This is what i am getting on my phone when asking google. 731 proofs issued at the philly mint and they are worth 750-850 . there is no mint mark on this barber quarter. Over 80% of the barber quarters minted in 1897 were minted in philly mint. I have talked on the phone to a coin dealer and he said it is just a normal barber . Then if that is true why is google saying different like stated above ? I know this coin is not in great condition but i would like some more opinions on who to believe . Name:  IMG_20191130_121212906.jpg
Views: 186
Size:  33.7 KB

Name:  IMG_20191130_121249984.jpg
Views: 187
Size:  40.5 KB

__________________
EQ/800. 131 Silver Coins FTY


Last edited by yooper69; 11-30-2019 at 03:50 PM. Reason: Wrong title
Reply With Quote


  #2  
Old 11-30-2019, 03:50 PM
jl1252's Avatar
jl1252 jl1252 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Grass Valley, Ca
Posts: 464
Default

Coins minted in philly dont usually carry mint marks. The way its worded makes you think only the proofs lacked mint marks. Hope that helps.

__________________
Minelab Equinox 800 / Minelab ProFind 35 / Best finds: 1858S, 59S, 71S & 72S Seated Halves, 1854, 55, 56S, 58S, 61S & 76S Seated Quarters, 1842 Seated Dime, 1853O Seated Half Dime, 1/2 Reale, and 2 gold nuggets.

Reply With Quote


  #3  
Old 12-01-2019, 12:47 AM
yooper69's Avatar
yooper69 yooper69 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,291
Default

Originally Posted by jl1252 View post
Coins minted in philly dont usually carry mint marks. The way its worded makes you think only the proofs lacked mint marks. Hope that helps.
So it's just another silver is what you are saying? Which is fine just wanted a solid answer. Thanks

__________________
EQ/800. 131 Silver Coins FTY

Reply With Quote


  #4  
Old 12-01-2019, 07:23 AM
amc rulz's Avatar
amc rulz amc rulz is online now
Supporter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: southern mich
Posts: 4,017
Default

Iím no expert, but it appears that the 731 proof quarters were only minted at Philly for that year. Thereís a pretty good chance that the majority of these proof coins still exist as they were normally sold directly to collectors. My guess is that your coin is a plain business strike, but being worn there is no way to know for sure.
Reply With Quote


  #5  
Old 12-01-2019, 08:30 AM
bdu1962's Avatar
bdu1962 bdu1962 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rich Creek Va.
Posts: 314
Default

your quarter is worth about $15.00 to $30.00 per the Whitman official blue book. Hope this helps.
Reply With Quote


  #6  
Old 12-01-2019, 11:11 AM
yooper69's Avatar
yooper69 yooper69 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,291
Default

Originally Posted by amc rulz View post
Iím no expert, but it appears that the 731 proof quarters were only minted at Philly for that year. Thereís a pretty good chance that the majority of these proof coins still exist as they were normally sold directly to collectors. My guess is that your coin is a plain business strike, but being worn there is no way to know for sure.
Originally Posted by bdu1962 View post
your quarter is worth about $15.00 to $30.00 per the Whitman official blue book. Hope this helps.
Thanks

__________________
EQ/800. 131 Silver Coins FTY

Reply With Quote


  #7  
Old 12-01-2019, 11:39 AM
diggin4clad's Avatar
diggin4clad diggin4clad is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Eastern Connecticut
Posts: 2,941
Default

The Philadelphia mint did in fact strike 731 proof Barber Quarters in 1897. They also struck millions of regular issue circulation strikes. In those days no proofs were struck at branch mints, such as San Francisco, Denver, or New Orleans. Even if your coin was originally a proof, which is highly unlikely, it would not be worth any more than an ordinary 1897 Barber Quarter because it's seen a lot of use and is worn down to what would grade "good". Current retail value? 7-8 dollars.

__________________
Garrett AT MAX - Garrett ATPro - Garrett Ace 400 -White's Digmaster - Garrett Pro Pointer 2 - Garrett Z-Lynk AT ProPointer

Reply With Quote


Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.