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Old 12-19-2009, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Any coin collectors out there? Need some help!

I have this coin I found (Half Dollar) and was wondering if anyone had an idea of the year or value? It is a 190?. Can't tell what the date is. Not sure if it is an error or just wore off. If anyone could help it would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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Old 12-19-2009, 09:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It looks like 1902. If you look real close you can kind of see where a 2 used to be.
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It does look like 1902. Thanks. Any idea of value?
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I'm no numismatist but, it looks like someone removed the last digit....on the bright side, silver prices are up
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About $6.25

Franklin Silver Half Dollar Melt Value - Coinflation.com
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The coin in the photo is not a Franklin half dollar. It's a 190(2?) Barber Half Dollar.

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Old 12-19-2009, 10:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think but I know next to nothing about coins.
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yeah, but I think they are both 90/10, have the same weight, and melt the same.
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yeah, but I think they are both 90/10, have the same weight, and melt the same.
Here are some ended auctions from 1902 coins. Looks like depending on the buyer, maybe $5-$30? Not sure if the faded date would hurt it's value or not.

http://completed.shop.ebay.com/i.htm...lete=1&guest=1
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Here ya go Silver Melt Value Calculation - Coinflation.com

go to the coin calculators tab then enter your coin

looks like $13.35
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks guys! I appreciate the help.
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i would think it would have a little extra value considering its from the new orleans mint, which no longer exists.
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:05 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Alright, I won't lie...I'm an old coin collector from when I was a kid. Still have quite a few to be honest.

Anyhow, from how that 2 is worn down, almost looks like someone was trying to remove the 2 to alter the coin in some way. There are some error coins that people do this to try and get more money. I don't know for sure if someone did, but just from the wear pattern, I'm guessing that's the case. (Not sure if there are any errors near that year as I don't have my price book handy, but it certainly looks like it was filed/worn off on purpose.) So that will hurt the value most likely.

On the good side, the ring on the back side is still pretty detailed and not overly worn down. That will help the value as it looks like most of them from that year are pretty worn. Which only brings me to wonder why someone would attempt to deface it if someone did at all.

As for the mark on the back, you will notice the "O" which means it was minted in New Orleans. That mint is no longer open, usually you will only see a P or D now, Philly or Denver. (Mint sets you might still see a S for San Fran.)

I'm guessing in the 7-10 value on ebay. Closest I found was this one:

1902-o Barber Half Dollar - eBay (item 170419154829 end time Dec-18-09 15:33:57 PST)

It's a bit more worn on the back, but the front is in better shape.

So not really worth a whole lot in the coin collection business but might be worth selling for smelt if you can get a honest price for it, but completely up to you. If it weren't for the rubbed off 2, I'd probably make a reasonable offer since I still collect here and there, but it just looks to me that it was purposefully defaced.

Just my 2 cents. (And then some.)
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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wju, thanks for the info. How would someone file such a small area away? I can def. see where the two was, just don't know why or how it would have been removed. I'll just throw it in with the rest of my old coins and see what happens somewhere down the road. Thanks!
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