1981p Half Dollar worth getting graded?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by MB91, Dec 8, 2018 at 6:17 PM.

  1. MB91

    MB91 Member

    Should I spend the money to get it graded? 9130C295-F55D-41CC-A7C5-53207BDBA724.jpeg 06E1C3D2-DF5C-498A-86F7-DEBFAF52D383.jpeg 8FA47090-2AD8-4BC9-A58A-80097FC7316D.jpeg 6C871FB7-F7EE-4903-90EF-7394AD8A7516.jpeg
     
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  3. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    How much is it worth? How much will it be worth after getting graded?
    Grading fees, return postage, insurance I am told can run $30.
    While it is a nice coin, there's really no reason to put another $30 into it.
    You can encapsulate it yourself, or just use a 2x2 coin flip.
     
  4. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Certainly is a nice half. I agree fully with @Michael K. An 81-P is a common date. Certainly protect the half with an inexpensive flip or something similar. But don’t go through the expense of grading unless the half holds some personal significance to you.
     
  5. The PCGS price app says that coin would need to grade MS67 to be worth grading (goes from 90 in 66 to $425 in 67). They sell for much less than guide typically.

    Your example is nice, but I do not believe it would not make a 67. You example is nice, but I would not spend money slabbing it.

    Matt
     
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    One of the nicest Kennedy's I've seen raw in a long time. It's a common date and I don't think it would grade high enough to cover the grading cost.

    Protect it yourself. Several options are available.
     
  7. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Well what would this coin grade? It's hard to tell from the photos. At least 65.
     
  8. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    I like that part. A good chunk of this whole hobby is turning a profit with grading (and it's ok. I get it) but i also encourage what you just said. If it has some personal significance to you, why not? It's $30 to protect it in just about the best way that you can. I do realize that this can be accomplished with some cheaper do it yourself slabbing but you don't' get a professional opinion on the grade. Good call out @Randy Abercrombie !
     
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  9. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Coins like your 81 do justice in the Dansco Album for occasional viewing.
     
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  10. MB91

    MB91 Member

    Thanks everyone!
     
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