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06 Apr 2017

1861 seated liberty half dollar

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This is probably my most valuable coin in extremely fine condition non graded coin comment below if you think I should get it graded and authenticated and who should grade it.

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Mike

Level 7

You seem to get good prices. I really would like to see the coins.

user_7180

Level 5

Photos would really help the feedback. It sounds like the prevailing thought is to get it slabbed.

user_43369

Level 4

I don't know how to post pics

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

what every one else said and pictures would be nice

user_43369

Level 4

My great grandpa bought the coin for my great uncle probably in late 1960's early 1970's

Wow, congratulations! I think getting it graded might be a good thing. It protects the coin, confirms the value and if you ever want to sell it, I believe more buyers would be interested in buying it. It would be great if you could post a picture for everyone to see. Thanks for sharing!

Mike

Level 7

I wish you had a picture of the coin . But I agree with the coin lady if you did buy it from a dealer you know it's probably ok. As far as storing slabs NGC boxes hold both PCGS and their own. PCGS will not hold NGC slabs. I have the most recent ones.

CoinLady

Level 6

If you bought the coin from a trusted dealer, I don't know if it would be worth the cost to have it slabbed. As long as you are sure it's genuine.

Just a note on coin slabs and boxes for holding them. I had some older boxes when I put together my slabbed set of Commems and that went fine for either PCGS or NGC slabs, but I found that only NGC slabs fit in the newer Witman Boxes, but the PCGS are thicker don't fit in at all. I guess you can get PCGS boxes from PCGS, as I have some from the really old days, but have not tried the newer slabs. This has pretty much limited me to NGC. On the up side, as a member of ANA you are automatically in with NGC so you don't have to pay a yearly membership fee. I have gotten used to using NGC for my US and even for my ancients and medieval. As to whether to have the coin graded, that is not so simple an answer. I am in my late 70s and since neither of my sons collect coins, they would be at the mercy of a dealer who they picked to dispose of the coins from my estate. Having them graded doesn't allow unscrupulous dealers from fudging grades. Another factor is what you paid from the coin. Did the coin cost you so close to retail that you will outprice the coin if you slab it?

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