GrandDad's 1874 Fifty Centavos

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Red Rooskie, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Red Rooskie

    Red Rooskie New Member

    Hello everyone,
    I'm a newbie to coins and just found this in my Grandfather's old coin collection I was given. Was told it might be worth something so I thought I see if anyone out there knows something about this coin and if it has any value. I'd really appreciate any words of wisdom y'all can share!

    Thanks! Rooskie 1874 Fifty Centavos 1.jpg 1874 Fifty Centavos 2.jpg 1874 Fifty Centavos 3.jpg
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  3. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    I like it. It’s not rare or super valuable but it is a nice old piece of silver. Probably $20 or so
  4. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    It is quite rare but it's damaged. Three digit coin anyway.
  5. Red Rooskie

    Red Rooskie New Member

    Thank you for your feedback.
  6. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    That’s for the overdates which can’t be determined from the photos. I’m not sure why they don’t have a listed mintage for the year and mintmark. It wouldn’t get much more than the $20 I stated unless it was a better grade and a specialized collector really wanted it.

    That said, it’s still a cool memento from a grandfather.
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  7. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    I dont see a Krause listing for this Date/Mint that is not an overdate.
    What am I missing here?
  8. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    It is an overdate.
  9. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Well, thats what I was thinking, its like a Key Date sort of thing then.
    NGC online does not show the 100+ variations in there listing.
    KM# 407.6 right?
  10. Milesofwho

    Milesofwho Omnivorous collector

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  11. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

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  12. sonlarson

    sonlarson World Silver Collector

    My guess is this is a 1874/3 Mo M variety. The others listed are either Mo B
    or Mo B/M. I don't see a B on this coin, only the M. At a value of $200 in F, the coin above would still have value with the rim dings. Nice coin, a keeper especially since it was handed down from your grandfather.
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  13. Red Rooskie

    Red Rooskie New Member

    Hey, thanks so much for your info! I had a friend take a look and his opinion is spot on with you, but thinks (even with the rim dings) because of the scarcity, it might fetch a higher price. He couldn't find ANY for sale online. I like that you noticed the Mo M on the reverse. The details....... I've got a lot of learning to do. Thanks again (Cited from:
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