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The listing, 1861-P Silver Half Dollar please read before bidding has ended.


DESIGNER: Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
EDGE: Reeded
DIAMETER: 30.00 millimeters
WEIGHT: 12.40 grams
MINTAGE: 2,532,633
METAL: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

NOTICE: Please read the full listing carefully before placing a bid...

My dad bought these coins on eBay and got screwed. He took them to get graded, but ANAC could not guarantee that they were 100% authentic. My dad was going to melt them down for the silver content, but I offered to take them off his hands and offer the rounds to someone that cannot afford the real coin and can really appreciate these forms of artwork.

ANACS used a Handheld XRF Spectrometry ( and since they don't grade counterfeit coins they inspect the coins prior to grading. They return these coins stating they could not and would not 100% verify the authenticity of these coins.

ANACS also stated, that the weight is correct, the diameter is correct, the composition is correct to a genuine U. S. Mint Silver Half-Dollar.

Again, I can and will GUARANTEE you that this round contains 90% silver and 10% copper. This is the exact round you will receive.


China began making copies of this coin to sell (it's considered a form of art work in their country), and unfortunately these counterfeits made it back to the US. Some of these counterfeit Silver Half-Dollars fooled the experts, and many used to be sold on eBay until collectors became informed.
Questions & Comments
Nice Auction! And also your listing is very informative and full of any answers to most questions a person would ask. Wish more listings could follow.
Feb 27th, 2019 at 4:47:32 PM PST by
Thank you I try and be honest with all my auctions
Mar 2nd, 2019 at 4:56:20 PM PST by
Why relist?
Feb 24th, 2019 at 3:50:12 PM PST by
Here is what the winner messaged me... "
Is there any way you can take the item off the website and repost because my son bid on some things without asking me and I use the credits for something else. I can't unbid as it doesn't allow it. Please." I try to please all my buyers. So, I canceled the transaction and relisted the coin.
Feb 24th, 2019 at 5:28:52 PM PST by
Oh makes sense was just wondering works for me 2nd chance for me to win lol
Feb 26th, 2019 at 6:49:43 AM PST by
90% silver, still a good auction!
Mar 1st, 2019 at 11:59:50 AM PST by
Thank you I try and be honest with all my auctions. If you look at one of my reviews about 7 back she had it tested to make sure it had silver in it and it did.
Mar 2nd, 2019 at 4:57:07 PM PST by
Here is one of my feedbacks...Positive feedback kjaviation: "Thanks for being honest that the coin was not real, but it does contain Silver and it still a very pretty coin. A++ Listian God Bless"
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Mar 2nd, 2019 at 5:06:43 PM PST by
I am a collector of 54 years but find myself having to ask you a couple of questions. ANACS will not grade and encapsulate coins presented to them in these types of holders. Is this how they were presented to ANACS? Your photos are not close enough to see if they are truly fakes. Real fakes would usually show casting bubbles or a possible seam on the edge. I cannot see this from these photos. That being said, with the correct weight, diameter and positive XRF scan would indicate this is real. I would like to invite you to join Coin Talk online and present this coin with a close up photo for the experts that contribute there for their professional opinion. You may be selling yourself short here. Best to you. Tom
Mar 10th, 2019 at 3:33:47 PM PDT by
This coin as out of a lot of about 100 coins. ANAC could not guarantee its authenticity so we just kept the rest in the holders. As you can see for my previous auctions those coins were not in holders.
Mar 10th, 2019 at 8:25:14 PM PDT by
nice auction for the silver end-this coin is a counterfeit.the rim is the culprit-
Mar 15th, 2019 at 4:07:56 PM PDT by
Hi, I think you should get a opinion from a local pawn shop or coin dealer. just walk in and say my dad gave me these i know nothing about them , how much can i get for them. remember that less said is best, these coins look real all you need is a second opinion , just play dumb, if they say its real sell it to them. you are selling yourself short like thomas cutis 39 the expert coin man said.
Mar 15th, 2019 at 5:09:07 PM PDT by
hi-the place to go is not a local pawn shop or coin dealer because they will refer you to a top grading service--PCGS will grade this coin.BUT,you pay for it
Mar 16th, 2019 at 12:24:31 PM PDT by

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