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very very new to coins need some help figuring this coin out

#1 Unread post by sirspanky »

Good Day Coin Friends,!!!!
I am very very new to coins. My grandparents passed on leaving me with a lot of old old coins of which I know very little about.
The first coin I need some glorious advice on is A : 1908 Indian Head 5 dollar gold coin that has a very very very faint D mint mark that you can only see if you zoom in on a picture, as well as the beak of the eagle is colored !!!!
please and advice that is out there I am in need of it
Thank you

1908 Indian head 5 dollar gold coin with cant see with bare eyes <br /><br />D mint mark and a colored eagle beak
1908 Indian head 5 dollar gold coin with cant see with bare eyes

D mint mark and a colored eagle beak
1908 Indian head 5 dollar gold coin with ghost mint mark and a colored eagle beak
1908 Indian head 5 dollar gold coin with ghost mint mark and a colored eagle beak

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#2 Unread post by Iceresistance »

Need to see better photos.
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#3 Unread post by sirspanky »

Sorry about those that photo there coin Friends, It was god awful. I hope these will suffice.
Thanks again friends
better pictures of 1908 5 dollar gold coin with mint error and color eagle beak
better pictures of 1908 5 dollar gold coin with mint error and color eagle beak
better pictures of 1908 5 dollar gold coin with mint error and color eagle beak
better pictures of 1908 5 dollar gold coin with mint error and color eagle beak
better pictures of 1908 5 dollar gold coin with mint error and color eagle beak
better pictures of 1908 5 dollar gold coin with mint error and color eagle beak
better pictures of 1908 5 dollar gold coin with mint error and color eagle beak
better pictures of 1908 5 dollar gold coin with mint error and color eagle beak
better pictures of 1908 5 dollar gold coin with mint error and color eagle beak
better pictures of 1908 5 dollar gold coin with mint error and color eagle beak
better pictures of 1908 5 dollar gold coin with mint error and color eagle beak
better pictures of 1908 5 dollar gold coin with mint error and color eagle beak

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#4 Unread post by Iceresistance »

This may be a 1908-D Half Eagle ($5) Gold Coin (Mintage of 118,000), I'm going to let the Experts decide if it's real or fake since it's a rare specimen & it's been one of the most faked coins of the 21st Century Half Eagle coins.
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#5 Unread post by Daniel »

Based on these images the coin can't be authenticated, I recommend taking this to a dealer in person or sending to ANACS and let them grade and authentic this coin.

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#6 Unread post by sirspanky »

thanks you very much for the feed back thus far coin friends.
in my area the coin guy is a greasy mean aardvark he tried to offer me the what the coin was worth in just its gold weight in he is not a trustworthy person to be dealing with .
that is why I have come to this lovely community of coin people.
I have weighted the coin also have taken pics with current date to see if this helps answer more questions
I also made a short 25 second video of me dropping the coin on a scale a few times. I cant seem figure out how to upload it on here
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#7 Unread post by Iceresistance »

The weight is correct with this specimen, it's supposed to weigh 8.36 grams.

Here's a example of one on PCGS, I recommend comparing your specimen to the authenticated ones.

https://www.pcgs.com/coinfacts/coin/1908-d-5/8511

(Also, I strongly recommend not dropping it, it could be a valuable specimen, a 1908-D Half Eagle is valuable with 148,000 Minted, even if this is in circulated condition, it's worth over $700.)
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#8 Unread post by Paul »

Welcome

I have to agree with Daniel here, you will need to send this off to be authenticated
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#9 Unread post by Daniel »

I send almost all of mine off, there's too many fakes and they're gold, weigh normal and almost look identical to the real deal.

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#10 Unread post by sirspanky »

much much better pictures
it is real it weights 8.36 grams!!!
anywhere I can upload a small video of me dropping the 1908 on a scale ???
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