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Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by PamR, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. PamR

    PamR Well-Known Member

    Hi all. Be gentle lol. I’m assuming that this coin is just wear and tear. I found some coins I have had a while. Forgot I had them.

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Yeah. you got it, just wear from circulation . :(
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  4. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Welcome to CoinTalk!… If you don’t already have one, get a Yeoman Red Book. It will help you learn how to grade your coins. Just don’t take the values seriously, as soon as it’s printed the values listed are out of date. But it is chock full of accurate information, otherwise.

    Your Franklin Half has moderate to heavy wear, if I had to place a ballpark grade I would say vf20. Lots of flattened hair on the obverse and no detail left on the Liberty Bell on the reverse.

    Stick with us and we will help you learn...jmho...Spark
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  5. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member


    And welcome to CT.
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  6. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    Looks harshly cleaned
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  7. PamR

    PamR Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much. Yes I purchased 2021 The Red Book.
  8. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Worth around $10 an average worn silver half. 20210413_085433.jpg
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  9. mike estes

    mike estes Well-Known Member

    hey @PamR welcome to CT. nice Franklin you got there. yea its all circulation normal wear. good luck to ya
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  10. PamR

    PamR Well-Known Member

    Thank you
  11. PamR

    PamR Well-Known Member

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  12. PamR

    PamR Well-Known Member

    Another penny lol

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  13. PamR

    PamR Well-Known Member

    Some finds

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  15. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    Common date well circulated coins. Welcome here, but understand that everybody posts coins they think have value, and they are mostly pocket change. The 1881s Morgan Dollar is an extremely common date, and has been used and abused.
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  16. PamR

    PamR Well-Known Member

    Not looking for any value really. Just showing coins. But thanks.
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  17. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    An interesting story about the Franklin half is the tiny little eagle on it. The mint act of 1792 stated that half dollars had to display an eagle on the reverse. The coin designer really wanted the liberty bell, since it went well with Franklin, (both being Philadelphia landmarks). So they also put a tiny eagle on the reverse to comply with the law.
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  18. PamR

    PamR Well-Known Member

    To be honest, I have just started going through my coins I have had for years. I bought a couple of books, so I’m blind to many things but as I learn, I see the interesting characteristics.
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  19. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    @PamR ...when you feel up to it, you could go to VAM World and try your hand at finding the die pair/assigned VAM for your ‘81-S Morgan. Just take your time and don’t be overwhelmed. It can become addictive but it’s really fun.
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  20. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    Welcome! I'm a total newb too, but you've found the right place. You're going to get honest, frank answers. Don't be offended, no one is trying to intentionally offend anyone, except maybe @SensibleSal66 (just kidding! Lol). My coins have no value either, other than melt, or what someone might find interesting, but i try to post something everyday. Keep coming back. Lots to learn here.
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  21. PamR

    PamR Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much. Appreciate it.
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