Which Flowing Hair Half Dollar would you choose and why?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Dougmeister, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    Between these two. Price is a factor, naturally. Which one of these gives the most "bang for the buck"?

    #1: $690
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    #2: $1,050

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  3. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    Personally I like them both. I would opt for the one without the hole. It has wear and tear but not serious damage, like a hole.
  4. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    The hole goes *right* through the date. That's a killer for me (well, the hole itself is killer for me - but you really, really don't want it through the date).
  5. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    The second 1795 if it were me although pick whats best for you.
  6. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    I would pick neither
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  7. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    A coin like this is historical significance, but I wouldn't spend my money on either. I can see the atraction though. Given the choices, select the one that pleases you more. For me, that would be the one that has the best detail. The trouble is the one with the hole, the hole goes right through the date.
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Forget the one with the hole. And worse yet, the hole is in the date.
  9. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    I’d save the money and would wait until I could afford an undamaged coin. Don’t buy any coins until then. Sell some coins which don’t really fit into your collection. That’s maybe not what you want to hear, but it’s the best advice I can give.
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  10. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    #1 has more "meat on the bone", but it is much more heavily damaged than #2. #1 has the hole, egregious cleaning scratches, and gouges.
    #2 has some lighter cleaning scratches, and a couple of rim dings but is more or less about what you'd expect for an average cleaned coin in this grade.

    I agree with others that neither coin is really a desirable piece but if you must, then #2 is the better choice in terms of "collectability". But as for "bang for the buck", neither coin is worth what's being asked.
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  11. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    Best advice. And my opinion, too.
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