Good Buy? $2,200 1862 PF63 Seated Half Dollar

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Gam3rBlake, Dec 30, 2020.

  1. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    So I think we can all agree that APMEX is not considered the budget or cheap option when it comes to coin selling.

    But this coin caught my eye.

    The first thing I thought when I saw it was: “This coin looks bruised & bloodied. It looks like someone got shot in the leg and had this coin in their pocket.” Then I saw it was an 1862 and realized it was minted during the Civil War when our nation itself was bruised & bloodied. How ironically beautiful.

    But also it’s a PF63 19th century Half Dollar in the $2000 or so price range which I don’t see often.

    What do you guys think? Should I buy it?

    Thanks :)


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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    No. I would pass . JMO
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  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Even though its legit i wouldn't buy a coin like this raw with this color it should be at least certified by pcgs or ngc i would pass on it if not certified and I don't think it would straight grade.
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  5. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah it is PCGS certified PF63.

    I just cropped the photo to get a better focus on the coin

  6. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Why? Too expensive?
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  7. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    If you like it and the price is right then go for it nice looking early proof
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  8. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Thats what I’m asking though is if the price is right. Like maybe others have seen similar for a lot cheaper.

    It’s hard for me to tell what a coin is worth if it’s not one I usually collect like this so I just wanted a second opinion on it. Just to be safe.
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  9. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    This isn't a series I'm familiar with/ right price e.t.c this is all I have to say Goodluck more people will chime in.
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  10. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Looks like it is rated a high R6. If that is the Judd scale, maybe less than 20 known? Pretty scarce piece at any rate.

    I believe the price can jump around on pieces like this, it's not the easiest to value them. My opinion, which means nothing, is that $2200 doesn't seem ridiculous, for what it is....

    OTOH, doesn't the color seem strange for a copper coin?
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  11. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Well, if it's scarce then maybe . I don't like the discoloration ( toning bood stain). JMO
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  12. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    I would pass. I would wait for a better specimen with far less going on...just too busy for me.
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  13. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    I would pass. No. The color looks very strange.
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  14. MIGuy

    MIGuy Supporter! Supporter

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  15. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    I guess it depends on how you look at it eh?

    I keep imagining an entire collection of shiny high MS Seated Dollars and then 5 bloody bruised ones for 1841-1845 to represent the Civil War and all of them on a wall.
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  16. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    But this one is a 63 and a proof.

    Proofs are much more expensive.
  17. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    But it’s graded by PCGS so doesn’t that mean it’s real even if the color is off?
  18. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    It does but I mean only 11 have ever been graded. Only 8 have been graded higher. Plus it’s a PF63 so it’s of those pieces you’ll rarely get to see let alone own.

    To have a piece that
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  19. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    If this is the same coin shown on your previous post, it's a Pattern Coin. Says right on the label J 296. You can't compare it to the prices given for coins made for circulation. Research Pattern Prices.
  20. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Yeah it is I accidentally posted in the wrong place and idk how to delete it. :/

    But yeah an AU58 and a PF63 cannot be compared. Even an MS 63 & PF63 can’t be compared for a price range because they’re both totally different.
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