Daniel Carr 1964 Franklin Half Dollar?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by fretboard, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    I'm wonderin' if anyone picked one of these half dollars up and if you're gonna flip it on ebay. When would be the best time and how much? Set price or 99 cent start up? ;)

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  3. james m. wolfe

    james m. wolfe New Member

    can you still sell those on ebay???
  4. mkwelbornjr

    mkwelbornjr Junior Member

    I got one to keep. Very nice. Why would you not be able to sell on Ebay? As long as you say its a D Carr overstrike. Of course there are no real 64 Franklins. I sent mine to ANACS to be graded and the label clearly states what it is.
  5. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion

    I got a couple just for grins.
  6. VetStudent

    VetStudent Junior Member

    neat coin, what was the sell price?
  7. coinhead63

    coinhead63 Not slabbed yet

    I don't know if this falls under their new rules regarding replicas, fakes,etc. But this has or will be in effect. It's targeted mainly at the guy in China who is allowed by the government to make "replicas" with or without concern for the coin hobby act.
  8. mkwelbornjr

    mkwelbornjr Junior Member

    Replicas are a big market so I think properly described Ebay auctions will be fine. But if the coin never existed is it really a replica. These Dan Carr pieces are masterpieces. I have the Clark Gruber Ann. Gold Piece.
  9. fatima

    fatima Junior Member

  10. jloring

    jloring Senior Citizen

    No, it's a fantasy coin. These will continue to be allowed on eBay. Most of DC's fantasy coins sell for considerably more than the initial offering price, as demand is quite high. If you check DC's website, you'll notice many of his coins (including this one) are sold out.
  11. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Think I paid $85 or $90, somebody put up the link. Carr's are still doing really well on ebay but I notice many people setting a price as opposed to having a NR auction. I know it's a gamble, guess I'll have to think it over.
  12. mgk920

    mgk920 Nonhyphenated-American

    I recall Mr. Carr helping me out on an entry in Wisconsin's state quarter competition about 10 years ago. I had an idea for a really nice design featuring 'Old Abe', the mascot eagle for the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment during the Civil War, sent it and some historical info on the subject to him and he made it absolutely *DAZZLE*!!

    The design made it deep into the competition, but was ultimately rejected in favor of the uninspiring clip-art that we got instead.


  13. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion

    Mintages can be found in DCARRs production Blogs.

    Franklins = http://www.moonlightmint.com/blog_5.htm

    1933 Buffalo = http://www.moonlightmint.com/blog_4.htm

    1970 & 1975 IKE's = http://www.moonlightmint.com/blog_3.htm

    1909-O Morgans = http://www.moonlightmint.com/blog_6.htm

    2009-DC Proofed SAEs = http://www.moonlightmint.com/blog_2.htm

    1964-D Peace Dollar = http://www.moonlightmint.com/blog_1.htm

    He has quite a following and produces some nice coins.
  14. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    I am quite a fan of Mr. Carr as well as his work. I have one of the 33 Buffaloes. (normal strike)
  15. Cazkaboom

    Cazkaboom One for all, all for me.

    Took a look and don't like a lot of what I see. I see he has a lot of man made 'error' coins that he sold. Not cool.
  16. mkwelbornjr

    mkwelbornjr Junior Member

    I like his work a lot too. He just has fun trying new things with tooling the his Denver Press....giving us some cool pieces in the process.
  17. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    Has NGC or PCGS certified any of the David Carr fantasy coins? I would be interested to see what the label looks like.
  18. krispy

    krispy krispy

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  20. Siwash

    Siwash Senior Member

    That's a shame. I'm in Illinois. The Old Abe eagle is of great historical interest. You're right about what Wisconsin got instead.
  21. JCB1983

    JCB1983 Learning

    *Sigh.. Whatever. I suppose the guy who invented the pet rock was not a fool.
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