Perfection 6A

2015 2016 2017
Current
Rank
2
Set
Complete
100.00%
Set
Rating
67.567
GPA with
Top Bonuses
67.567
GPA
Weighted
66.865

Retired Statistics 5/22/2018

Rank
GPA Weighted
67.567
Complete
100.00%
Set Rating
67.567
About This Set: May 2018
NEWS! I sold this set. I never thought I would sell a set but it happened. The buyer had the majority of the
top CAC coins that I would need to improve my set. He is a passionate quarter collector and I basically have been
unable to improve my set much over the last few years. The combination of his top coins and mine will create an amazing, all CAC Barber quarter set that will never be beat.
Sometimes when you sell something it makes you amenable to selling more. I would now consider selling a couple of other sets because it is very difficult to improve them. I have moved on to buying beautiful coins in any series. I am no longer constrained by looking for "set" coins. I have also been buying much more gold coins, many with great
eye appeal.
Good luck Mr. Buyer! My set took years to build and had many spectacular coins! Enjoy!

2017 Update
7/26/2017 I noticed a new set that has been entered. i believe it is owned by Mr. Pogue.
The score is very close to this set. Mr. Pogue has purchased amazing coins over the years. The best!
However, approximately 40% of the coins he sold would not pass CAC. That means, at least to me, that
CAC found flaws that they did not care for. Is CAC correct? Yes 100%.
They find wear, scratches and more. The question is, should these things effect the grade? Not everyone agrees that they do.
For the sake of registry competition, Mr. Pogue should submit this Barber
Quarter Set to CAC and publish the results for all to see. It is very difficult to build a top set that is ALL CAC.
If you have read my other posts you know how I feel about CAC. In most cases, I see no reason to buy a coin that
they find fault with even if the grading services and expert graders do not agree. Who needs it? Buy something else! The only exception is if the eye appeal is a ten, I am not as concerned with the grade on the holder or the lack of the CAC sticker if the coin is amazing looking. However, I have many coins and only perhaps 20 meet this criteria.

2017
I added three gems this year, all toned coins. I might have also replaced a few other coins with
examples that have more eye appeal.

2016
I added a few coins this year. It is not easy to improve with only CAC coins. I also replaced a couple of coins with better looking examples in the same grade.
The scoring on this set needs to be totally revamped. See my comments on Barber Halves. Briefly, after 30 years of pops we now know which coins in a series are the rarest in the top grades. The 1901 S is not but its score is the highest. Most registry scoring needs to be looked at and changed somewhat with the help of certain collectors and experts based on the population of the coin and not what was thought to be the rarest years ago.

2015 CAC COMPLETE SET
Finally! It was not easy. MS sets are difficult to achieve. This took many years.
I am still looking for Gem CAC examples with top
eye appeal in any grade even if lower than what I have.

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1892 5601 1892 25C MS67+ 7 5 85
CAC
1892-O 5602 1892-O 25C MS66+ 7 5 75
CAC
1892-S 5603 1892-S 25C MS67+ 1 0 10
CAC
1893 5604 1893 25C MS67 1 0 10
CAC
1893-O 5605 1893-O 25C MS67 3 1 31
CAC
1893-S 5606 1893-S 25C MS66 3 4 34
CAC
1894 5607 1894 25C MS66 9 5 96
CAC
1894-O 5608 1894-O 25C MS66+ 3 1 31
CAC
1894-S 5609 1894-S 25C MS67+ 1 0 10
CAC
1895 5610 1895 25C MS67 2 2 22
CAC
1895-O 5611 1895-O 25C MS68 1 0 10
CAC
1895-S 5612 1895-S 25C MS66 2 5 25
CAC
1896 5613 1896 25C MS67 5 1 51
CAC
1896-O 5614 1896-O 25C MS67 2 0 20
CAC
1896-S 5615 1896-S 25C MS65 8 5 85
CAC
1897 5616 1897 25C MS67+ 2 0 20
CAC
1897-O 5617 1897-O 25C MS66+ 2 3 23
CAC
1897-S 5618 1897-S 25C MS66+ 2 2 22
CAC
1898 5619 1898 25C MS68 1 1 11
1898-O 5620 1898-O 25C MS66+ 3 2 32
CAC
1898-S 5621 1898-S 25C MS67+ 1 0 10
CAC
1899 5622 1899 25C MS67+ 1 0 10
CAC
1899-O 5623 1899-O 25C MS67 2 0 20
CAC
1899-S 5624 1899-S 25C MS67 3 2 32
CAC
1900 5625 1900 25C MS67+ 1 0 10
CAC
1900-O 5626 1900-O 25C MS68+ 1 0 10
CAC
1900-S 5627 1900-S 25C MS67 4 0 40
CAC
1901 5628 1901 25C MS67 2 0 20
CAC
1901-O 5629 1901-O 25C MS67 2 0 20
CAC
1901-S 5630 1901-S 25C MS67+ 2 1 21
CAC
1902 5631 1902 25C MS66 27 5 275
CAC
1902-O 5632 1902-O 25C MS67+ 1 0 10
CAC
1902-S 5633 1902-S 25C MS67 1 1 11
CAC
1903 5634 1903 25C MS66 5 2 52
CAC
1903-O 5635 1903-O 25C MS67 1 0 10
CAC
1903-S 5636 1903-S 25C MS67 2 1 21
CAC
1904 5637 1904 25C MS66 9 4 94
CAC
1904-O 5638 1904-O 25C MS66 14 5 145
CAC
1905 5639 1905 25C MS66+ 3 4 34
CAC
1905-O 5640 1905-O 25C MS67 1 0 10
CAC
1905-S 5641 1905-S 25C MS65 11 8 118
CAC
1906 5642 1906 25C MS67 2 0 20
CAC
1906-D 5643 1906-D 25C MS67 3 0 30
CAC
1906-O 5644 1906-O 25C MS66+ 5 7 57
CAC
1907 5645 1907 25C MS67+ 2 0 20
CAC
1907-D 5646 1907-D 25C MS66+ 2 0 20
CAC
1907-O 5647 1907-O 25C MS67 5 1 51
CAC
1907-S 5648 1907-S 25C MS67+ 1 1 11
CAC
1908 5649 1908 25C MS67+ 2 0 20
CAC
1908-D 5650 1908-D 25C MS67+ 3 0 30
CAC
1908-O 5651 1908-O 25C MS66+ 2 2 22
CAC
1908-S 5652 1908-S 25C MS66+ 4 4 44
CAC
1909 5653 1909 25C MS66+ 3 3 33
CAC
1909-D 5654 1909-D 25C MS67 4 0 40
CAC
1909-O 5655 1909-O 25C MS66 2 4 24
CAC
1909-S 5656 1909-S 25C MS67 4 0 40
CAC
1910 5657 1910 25C MS67 2 1 21
CAC
1910-D 5658 1910-D 25C MS67 2 0 20
CAC
1911 5659 1911 25C MS66 14 13 1413
CAC
1911-D 5660 1911-D 25C MS67 1 0 10
CAC
1911-S 5661 1911-S 25C MS67+ 4 0 40
CAC
1912 5662 1912 25C MS66+ 4 3 43
CAC
1912-S 5663 1912-S 25C MS67 2 2 22
CAC
1913 5664 1913 25C MS66 6 4 64
CAC
1913-D 5665 1913-D 25C MS66+ 2 3 23
CAC
1913-S 5666 1913-S 25C MS68 1 0 10
CAC
1914 5667 1914 25C MS67 0 2 00
CAC
1914-D 5668 1914-D 25C MS67 3 0 30
CAC
1914-S 5669 1914-S 25C MS67 0 1 00
CAC
1915 5670 1915 25C MS67+ 1 0 10
1915-D 5671 1915-D 25C MS67 5 1 51
CAC
1915-S 5672 1915-S 25C MS66 22 7 227
CAC
1916 Barber 5673 1916 25C MS67 5 0 50
CAC
1916-D 5674 1916-D 25C MS67 18 0 180
CAC

Comments


I am sorry you feel the way you do. The intent was certainly not to disparage someone's set. That is the last thing I would do. I was trying to stress the importance of coins being CAC approved for top sets. I would much rather own a 66 that is "strong for the grade" than a marginal 67. CAC should be given an extra half point the same as a plus coin. Over the last ten year most coin people would agree that for the most part CAC coins are nicer than non CAC coins. I have other sets that cannot get to number one because I refuse to buy non CAC coins where the other set owners do.

Posted at 9/13/2017 4:10 AM by (Anonymous User)

Instead of attempting to disparage Mr. Pogue's Barber Quarter Set in your write-up, it would have been nice if you simply had done what the title of that section says and wrote "About THIS Set." Your comments reek of poor taste and pettiness and they distract from what otherwise might be a very nice set to look at.

Posted at 8/13/2017 5:14 AM by (Anonymous User)

This is a great set to build! I recognize many coins that I used to own ... when I was collecting this series, it was not uncommon for me to own two or three examples of a given date, and I have probably seen most of the top 5 coins of every date in the series. As great as your set is, you can do better!! Keep going!! In particular, watch for Bowers to auction the Pogue set, which contains many coins from my collection. I never submitted the whole set for review and upgrade, but many of the coins grade higher today than when I owned them. I wish you had included the Gardner-Sunnywood 1898-O PCGS MS68 CAC, as well as the incredible James A. Stack-Gardner-Sunnywood 1901-S, both of which Legend handled for me when I sold the remainder of my holdings ... keep an eye out for them someday. I wasn't able to continue working on my sets due to other priorities, but the longer you keep at it, the better and better it gets ... and there are still some fantastic coins out there for you to pursue. Best of luck, and above all, enjoy it !!! -- Sunnywood

Posted at 3/28/2017 12:55 PM by (Anonymous User)

wow very nice set

Posted at 11/3/2015 12:46 PM by (Anonymous User)

Quite an amazing feat!

Posted at 7/6/2015 10:42 AM by (Anonymous User)

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