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1897 Barber Half Dollar - Seller's Photos

 
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 Posted 07/10/2020  2:07 pm Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is not my coin so the photos are the seller's. I am looking at it as a possible purchase but thought I'd get come CCF opinions before doing anything.

It looks like there might be some marks above and below the eye and there is a ring ding at 9:00 on the reverse.

From the photos I can't tell if it's been cleaned or not, but it looks to have decent luster.

Your thoughts on the coin are most welcome.

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 Posted 07/10/2020  3:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Photos just no good. I would be worried about whats going on with the eye. How much?
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 Posted 07/10/2020  3:12 pm  Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Opening bid is $225. It went at least one cycle with no bids.

I love Barber half dollars but don't want to get one that may have hidden issues.

It does have a 30 return.
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 Posted 07/10/2020  5:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Would never buy from photos like these. Strictly amateur hour.
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 Posted 07/10/2020  6:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
, Photos are lousy . I wouldn't touch it .
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 Posted 07/10/2020  7:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
An original 1897 without bag marks can be a bit of a tough find above EF. That said, beautiful examples of 1897 half dollars do exist. There are better coins out there. JMHO, but I've seen quite a few of the coins you have posted, and I don't think you would be happy with this one.
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 Posted 07/10/2020  7:38 pm  Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the responses. I'll pass on this one.
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 Posted 07/11/2020  11:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hard to grade from these photos especially with the coin still in a 2x2. The coin looks AU but no idea what the surfaces are like or even if cleaned.
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