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 Posted 12/29/2017  11:26 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add johnny676767 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am looking at buying a mid grade liberty seated half. My budget is $100-$150 or so. I found this one and like the look. It seems to be fairly priced. What do you think?

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 Posted 12/29/2017  11:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MikeF to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It definitely looks original and is housed in an old slab. You have return privileges. Take a stab at it. Check auction history on PCGS's website for valuation.
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 Posted 12/29/2017  12:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add muddler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Kinda crusty but good detail
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 Posted 12/29/2017  12:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin does not work for me. The wear on the obverse makes the coin look like it has spots. There are a lot of orginal Seated half dollars that have attractive toning.
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 Posted 12/29/2017  12:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I must agree. In this instance the toning hides the features of the elements rather than enhancing them.
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 Posted 12/29/2017  3:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a nice old seated half. If you like it go for it
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 Posted 12/29/2017  3:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nutmeg to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think you could find a better example.
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 Posted 12/29/2017  4:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not in love with this one.
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 Posted 12/29/2017  4:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add johnny676767 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Moxking makes a point about the toning hiding the features. I hadn't considered that. Will keep looking.
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 Posted 12/29/2017  5:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The poor picture is what's hiding the features. It's almost guanteed that'll look better in hand
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 Posted 12/29/2017  5:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with basbal21.

With below MS grades, you always have to be careful and make some sort of judgement that an otherwise nice patina is not hiding minor wear imperfections that go with lower grades.

Purely subjective, but the patina is a little dark for my preferences, and would look a little dark alongside other whiter half dollars in a collection.

Do your price research, and don't submit a bid that is higher than what you consider to be good value for money.

I have always bought reasonably well when adding to my collection, and have let some otherwise very nice coins go by.
I only become attached to my coins after they have been added to my collection, and never disappointed in the purchasing process.
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 Posted 12/29/2017  5:34 pm  Show Profile   Check edweather's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add edweather to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Price is just average. Check out the auctions, and you will get one for less $$.
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 Posted 12/29/2017  6:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The poor picture is what's hiding the features. It's almost guanteed that'll look better in hand
That is certainly possible.
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 Posted 12/29/2017  7:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No doubt about the original surfaces for sure. Just looks kind of tired.
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 Posted 12/29/2017  8:57 pm  Show Profile   Check bandsdean's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add bandsdean to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like this one a lot. Guess beauty is in the eye...
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 Posted 12/29/2017  9:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chesterb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like it myself. good choice imo
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