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1874 Half Dollar - See Anything Off?

 
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 Posted 05/21/2021  10:38 am Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
https://www.ebay.com/itm/265130259813
I came across this half dollar on eBay and I was wondering if anyone sees anything off about it.
What makes me wonder most is the arrows. They seem to point downward and on every image I was able to find online the arrows point upward.
Your thoughts?
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I know and trust the seller, so I don't think they are intentionally selling bad coins, but a good counterfeit can trick almost anyone.
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 Posted 05/21/2021  10:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sure looks genuine to me.
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 Posted 05/21/2021  10:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JohnH4444 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks as real as it gets
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 Posted 05/21/2021  10:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice looking coin. There were 8 obverse dies used for 1874 Seated halves. Here's one that has arrows in a similar position.

https://coins.ha.com/itm/seated-hal...bnail-071515

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 Posted 05/21/2021  11:53 am  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks all.
@zurie while I agree that the arrows on the example you found do point downwards, that is definitely not the same die. The right arrow is in a different position altogether.
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 Posted 05/21/2021  12:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sold for $1,381.66
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 Posted 05/21/2021  12:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
But for the spot on the shield. That coin looks awesome
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 Posted 05/21/2021  12:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The right arrow is in a different position altogether.


I agree. I was just using that as an example of an obverse die where the arrows are not pointed upward. I'm sure there is another die pair that matches the eBay coin.
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 Posted 05/21/2021  12:25 pm  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I agree. I was just using that as an example of an obverse die where the arrows are not pointed upward. I'm sure there is another die pair that matches the eBay coin.

I believe that I searched every coin on Heritage's website and found none that match. Is there any place where all the die varieties are listed with photos?
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 Posted 05/21/2021  1:32 pm  Show Profile   Check Tanman2001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Tanman2001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Is there any place where all the die varieties are listed with photos?


This is the reference I've seen most TPGs use for die varieties and marriages (WB):
https://archive.org/details/compgui...193/mode/2up


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Many marriages for large arrows are available but we have not made a serious effort to document them to date.


So no, from what I could find, not all the die varieties are documented.
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 Posted 05/21/2021  2:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's one that I think matches exactly. The eBay coin is on top.


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