1890 50 cent coin

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Mattek
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1890 50 cent coin

Post by Mattek » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:40 pm

Took this coin to a local coin shop and the guy said i should send it to a place in toronto to have it certified. He said even if he bought it off me people wouldn't believe him that he had such a coin and thats its worth was much more than what i had determined from the charts here on this website.

Can anyone help shed some light on what i have here? If pictures are needed i will provide.

coinguy
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Re: 1890 50 cent coin

Post by coinguy » Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:07 am

Welcome to the CCF

What you have is a valuable coin but the true value will depend on condition.
Post a clear picture of both sides showing the detail so that we can help with grade.
Your coin shop was right, it should be certified.

Bill in Burl
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Re: 1890 50 cent coin

Post by Bill in Burl » Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:23 am

Yes, show us some pics and then send it to ICCS in T.O. if you plan on keeping it up here or offer for local sale.
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Mattek
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Re: 1890 50 cent coin

Post by Mattek » Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:22 am

Ill take some pics when i get home. Until i get pics uploaded though, it looks to me to be AG3.

The value for AG3 stated here on the website is significantly lower than what the gentleman at the coin shop said it was worth. Which leaves me confused.

Obviously the best course of action is to send it to iccs in Toronto, but I'm still very curious and am hoping i can clear up my confusion a little bit once i post the pictures.

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Re: 1890 50 cent coin

Post by GBELEC » Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:27 am

Would love to see pictures. If your plan is to sell it then having it graded could be worth it. If the grade is on the high end I hope you have a good place to store it as in a Safety deposit box.

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Re: 1890 50 cent coin

Post by coinguy » Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:37 am

I have looked through two different catalogues that have a G4 certified 1890 fifty cent piece valued at $1000,00.
They do not have a listing for a G-3 so it would probably be worth around $700.00 if you got it certified.
Don’t know how much the coin shop valued it at but it couldn’t be much more than that.


Mattek
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Re: 1890 50 cent coin

Post by Mattek » Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:01 am

Sorry fellas i forgot to upload pics. Im on midnights this week and im all messed up schedule wise.

Its pretty much identical to the one in the last ebay link there though.

And yea the guy at the coin shop was talking significantly more than the selling prices there so im not sure hes as adept as he would like to claim. Lol.

Im setting a reminder to upload pics so check back here in about 3 hours.

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Re: 1890 50 cent coin

Post by Mattek » Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:44 am

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Re: 1890 50 cent coin

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Re: 1890 50 cent coin

Post by MR84 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:59 pm

I feel comfortable to assess that your « Vicky fifty » is AG-3. I have some In different grades and it looks the same than One of them, except for the reverse, which is limit Fr-2. One could say that 1890H has been struck with convex reverse die; that makes worn rims and clear date :wink:

Mattek
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Re: 1890 50 cent coin

Post by Mattek » Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:57 pm

MR84 wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:59 pm
. One could say that 1890H has been struck with convex reverse die; that makes worn rims and clear date :wink:
Does that mean it's been struck post mint? And if so does that decrease the value?

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Re: 1890 50 cent coin

Post by MR84 » Sat Dec 11, 2021 12:32 am

Il don’t think so… i just figure out that is the standard strike for 1890 Heaton. And we have not a lot of examples to to compare with :wink:

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Re: 1890 50 cent coin

Post by Bill in Burl » Sat Dec 11, 2021 7:43 am

The coin can't increase or decrease in value due to the wear. It is scrap silver and, with that much wear, you'd probably get on about 80% of scrap silver price.

I have corrected the post I made here. I had cut and pasted a 50 cent post that I made on another site, which was for .800 Ag, not .925. I was wrong them on what the scrap Ag price woule be for each face dollar. Sorry. Halves are not my collecting niche.
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Re: 1890 50 cent coin

Post by TBH » Sat Dec 11, 2021 12:36 pm

1890H is very scarce, only the 1921 is rarer.
Even as a hole filler this very worn coin is worth at least $500

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