1861 half dollar Real Or Fake

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Michele A Keeling, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Michele A Keeling

    Michele A Keeling New Member

    I have one doesnt stick to magnet weighs 12.5 is it real
     
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  3. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    You always need to include nice clear photos of both sides.
    1861 could be real as both Philly and New Orleans were minted in large numbers. The San Fran is not super rare either.
    Book says weight should be 12.44, which is close, your scale may not be
    precise, although if circulated I would expect the weight to be slightly lower (12.3)
    rather than higher. Again without photos there's no way to tell and even with them
    you can only make an educated guess. If this is something you got for a very small
    amount of money, then the fake factor rises in comparison.
     
  4. Michele A Keeling

    Michele A Keeling New Member

     
  5. Michele A Keeling

    Michele A Keeling New Member

    I found this coin which is why i have a very good feeling its the real deal
     
  6. Michele A Keeling

    Michele A Keeling New Member

    Itvwas inside the collar of a pit bull i saved from death 2weeks ago
     
  7. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I corrected my post as no Denvers were made that year.
    Feeling doesn't equal facts when it comes to a coins authenticity.
    Happy for the dog, but you'll have to upload photos. Preferably not from a phone.
     
  8. Michele A Keeling

    Michele A Keeling New Member

     

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    Michele A Keeling New Member

    How
     
  10. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

    Respectfully, what else do you expect from a novice?
     
  11. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

  12. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

    That is the reverse design of a Confederate half dollar.
    Front picture needed as well
     
  13. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Looks like a silver-plated replica, with the silver plating worn off in spots. The lettering doesn't look especially like the real thing.

    https://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins.pl?coin=1114

    This looks like a copy that's worth less than the ones on the linked page.
     
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  14. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

    +1
     
  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    +2
     
  16. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Fake for sure.
     
  17. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Yes Confederate it's going to be fake.
    There's a very small handful of real ones, and this isn't it. It's a copy.
    There are probably some good articles here, or online about the Confederate half dollar. Use the search function here, or Google.
     
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