Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by JFCoin, Oct 6, 2022.
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My scale doesn't show decimal fractions for grams, but it bounces between 12 and 13 so I assume it's right at 12.5 grams.
$50 might be in the ballpark from what I can see.
Gutzon Borglum designed this coin and also tried to execute the carving. He messed up and didn’t get the projection right to line up the work on the mountain face. Ultimately he left the work partially completed. There was a warrant for his arrest in Georgia for a short while. He moved on to Mount Rushmore which came out much better.
The Stone Mountain project sat partially finished for many years. Ultimately it was picked up again and completed circa 1970. This time the artists used super hot steam instead of hammer and chisels.
These coins are common although are some exceptions. They are pieces that had state abbreviations punch into them (e.g. “TX” or “KY”) with a number. It was one more idea to sell more coins.
Your coin appears grade AU with some light cleaning. It would retail for around $50.
@longshot, there. And having an Arabian stallion and English mare in my breeding, I know something about long-shots, lol.
It’s hard to believe that someone would dump silver coins in a river to get rid of it.
Counterfeit Detection: 1925 Stone Mountain Half Dollar | NGC (ngccoin.com)
also search on CT .. there's probably many threads about it.
There's other counterfeits too the above is just one such identified one.
But yours looks good to me although I'm no expert at it.
Don't know if anyone asked where you got it from, if it was a legitimate online seller, how much you paid for it (sometimes a red flag), etc.
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