Approximate coin value
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Can anyone give a approximate coin value of this 1817 c bust half dollar? Yes, it’s real !!! 

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Funny, you'd state "it's real" with exclamation marks.  It doesn't appear real to me.  The date doesn't have proper spacing and the 5 is the wrong font on the reverse just to name 2 examples.

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"it's real!!!"  Are ya sure about that?  Better have someone look it over.  The 5 is odd as CRAWTOMAIC said.

Edited by Alex in PA.

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Welcome to the Forum Rad73

Don't know who told you it is real. it is 100% a counterfeit. Hope you didn't buy it.

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Judging by your first post, I assume that this is not the first time that you have asked for an opinion on this coin, and, evidently, someone has already told you that it was a fake. They, and all of the posters in this thread, are correct. 

Here is the thing with Capped Bust Halves: they have been extensively researched, to the point that all of the dies that were used each year have been identified and numbered, and they even list which obverse die was paired with which reverse die. For example, in 1817, there were 11 obverse dies that were paired with 9 reverse dies, to create 13 different die marriages. Pictures of all of these marriages are readily available, and none of these pictures match either the obverse or reverse of your coin. So, the counterfeiters did not even copy a real 1817 half, when they made this coin.

Sorry, but your coin is a complete fabrication.

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I’m curious, who would be experienced enough to post such question, yet not know how to look something up in the Red Book or other price guide themselves?

did you make this? If so I think it is a crime. Just saying...

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