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1797 Half Cent W/ Stems, Plain Edge Value?

 
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 Posted 01/20/2021  7:52 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CoinHunter00 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi,

I am posting these two pictures of a 1797 Half Cent to hopefully get some insight/information about it, specifically if its legit and if so, what its value is! Thank you ahead of time!


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 Posted 01/20/2021  8:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say G+ details (scratched). Fine old coin, but not a fan.
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 Posted 01/20/2021  8:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@coin what are the weight and diameter of this piece?
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 Posted 01/20/2021  10:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add psuman08 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think this is a VG details. The reverse image is hard to see detail due to the angle.
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 Posted 01/21/2021  12:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter00 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi, I do not currently have the coin in my possession -- was just wondering if I should change that but I think I will pass! Thanks for the responses!
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 Posted 01/21/2021  4:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Personally I like it. 1797 C-2 an R-4 variety.
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 Posted 01/29/2021  2:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jaobler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with VG details, with several significant old scratches. The coin looks genuine, with a relatively smooth planchet and no apparent corrosion. Even with the scratches the value is likely in the $500 range.

I think many type collectors would be pleased with this coin.
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 Posted 01/29/2021  5:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The reverse photo makes it difficult to get a good feel for the grade. It looks either G-06 or VG-08 details, and more likely VG-08 details. I have to say, for a details coin, it looks pretty nice for the grade. The scratches are old, and the coin circulated a while after the scratches.

IMHO a straight graded VG-08 would be $600-ish, give or take a bit. The general rule of thumb for details coins is to cut the straight grade value in half, but this one likely would go a bit higher. Somewhere around $400-450 might be in the ballpark.
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