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 Posted 03/11/2012  11:02 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add spring423 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hi Folks
Have a question concerning some liberty half dollars. I have the following half dollars 1946, (2) 1941, 1942, 1940,1945d, 1943, 1941s. Anyway I know someone who say's he collects these and wants to buy them. I have had them for approx 15yrs and the person say's they are only worth melt value and has offered melt value prices for them. My question is, is this a ok deal, I know none of them are key dates. I don't collect half dollars and am trying to buy a commemorative I am interested in. Any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks for any info. I've added photo's of the coins.















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 Posted 03/11/2012  11:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bryan1315 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Even though none of these are key dates all of them look to be in at least AU condition and some in UNC condition and I believe that alone would make them worth more than just spot price from a collector. I do not follow the series so I am not sure what you should expect but usually the ones that are only worth spot price are pretty worn and these coins are not what I would expect to see when someone is offering spot price
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 Posted 03/11/2012  11:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coincollect1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These could probably get a little over melt.
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 Posted 03/11/2012  11:33 am  Show Profile Check muddler's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add muddler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As mentioned on previous posts your coins are of a collectible grade AU to MS in what we can see. The 1941 s is easily worth twice melt value (in my opinion) and you should be able to sell for a much better price than melt for these popular coins.
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 Posted 03/11/2012  12:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add matthewvincent to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
10 percent over melt is reasonable.
To get this, you might trade for the commemorative that you want.
Just what commemorative do you have in mind?
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 Posted 03/11/2012  1:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add okiepb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with the others that these are worth more than melt based on their appearance.
Do another 70 posts on here and you could list them here and get more than melt.

Yeah, what Commemorative are you interested in? You might be able to do a trade.
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 Posted 03/11/2012  1:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spring423 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am looking at getting the 1936 gettysburg commemorative. I know price wise it is worth way more then the half dollars. Just trying to add some funds to what I already have. May try listing on craiglist. Have had some success selling some other coins that way. I do appreciate the opinions.
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 Posted 03/11/2012  2:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mysilveryears to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I find Walkers of those dates/mints in comparable condition in bulk silver tubs down this way aaaalllll the time. This is not to say that you could not obtain a premium over spot price by careful and creative marketing.
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 Posted 03/11/2012  3:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spring423 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No need for careful and creative marketing. If they are only worth melt value then that is what they are worth. Just wanted some opinions on them.
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 Posted 03/11/2012  10:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Las_Vegas_Larry to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would sure get at least 30% over melt.
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 Posted 03/11/2012  11:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add biggfredd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They're worth what someone is willing to pay. I sold a partial set of three weights in abused condition for $51. A new set of seven sells for around $10.
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 Posted 03/12/2012  08:56 am  Show Profile Check trdhrdr007's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add trdhrdr007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In my area you can buy all the common date silver you want in G-EF at melt or slightly over, AU-BU common dates will sell for 10-20% over melt but it takes a while.
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 Posted 03/12/2012  10:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jmkendall to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
$18 to $25 a piece all day and all night on the bay. Much better than melt.
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 Posted 03/12/2012  2:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 1893S to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Minimum $18 each!
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 Posted 03/12/2012  7:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At coin shows those would all be in the $18 to $25 range. At a coin store much more. Even for you to sell them to a dealer at a coin show, you'ld get a lot more than what you've been offered. Of course you have someone that wants to buy them. And if for those prices he is offering, why not. Obviously not a freind.
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 Posted 03/12/2012  11:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spring423 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the opinions. I decided I will just hang onto them for now. I know they are common coins but I have had them for 15yrs kinda have mixed feelings about selling them.
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