Franklin Halves

Can you coin collectors/Ebayers help me out?

I have a number of valuable coins (Morgan Dollars, Franklin Half Dollars, Walking Liberty Half Dollar etc.) that I would like to sell on Ebay. I don't know anything about coins though. Here are my questions:

1. How do you take a good picture of a coin to show all the details (the ones I've taken are always blurry)?

2. What kinds of details would coin collectors want to know before buying (besides year, mint, etc.)?

3. How do you determine the condition of a coin?

4. Should I sell each coin individually, or should I sell them in sets? (If sets, should I sell them by year, by mint or what in order to get the most money?)

Thanks

From a collector point of view I like clear photos that let me see the details of the coins, front and back. This way I can determine if I agree with your assessment of the condition of the coin and I can determine what I think is a fair value for the coin.

Most libraries have reference books on coins. You would want one such as "The official ANA Grading Standards for US Coins". With a little practice you can probably get within one grade of a coin. It takes years to become really good at grading. From the grading book you can see what details a collector will be looking for on a coin.

I would sell the coins in lots with minimum values of say $50.00. That way you maximize the bidding process by giving people workable bidding increments and minimize the effects of shipping and handling on the final bids (I would rather spend $4.00 on a $50.00 lot than a $20.00 lot). Generally the lots should be by series as this is the most popular way people collect coins.

Good luck and have fun.

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1959 D Franklin Half Dollar 90 Silver US Mint Exact Coin Shown 376
1959 D Franklin Half Dollar 90 Silver US Mint Exact Coin Shown 376
$13.99
Walking Liberty Barber Franklin Silver Half Dollars Lot Of 4 1906D 1964D
Walking Liberty Barber Franklin Silver Half Dollars Lot Of 4 1906D 1964D
$26.99
VERY FINE 1950 D FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR OLD US COIN APR511
VERY FINE 1950 D FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR OLD US COIN APR511
$12.59
1963 D Franklin 90 Silver Half Dollar Ships Free Buy 5 for 2 off
1963 D Franklin 90 Silver Half Dollar Ships Free Buy 5 for 2 off
$10.38
1958 50C Franklin Half Dollar Ch Gem UNCIRCULATED
1958 50C Franklin Half Dollar Ch Gem UNCIRCULATED
$14.99
1962 FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR COIN
1962 FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR COIN
$11.50
1956 50C Type 2 Franklin Half Dollar PCGS PR68+DCAM CAC
1956 50C Type 2 Franklin Half Dollar PCGS PR68+DCAM CAC
$1,144.50
1952 D Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS65 FBL  Rainbow Rim Tones Underlying Luster
1952 D Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS65 FBL Rainbow Rim Tones Underlying Luster
$160.00
1951 Franklin 90 Silver Half Dollar Fine B01
1951 Franklin 90 Silver Half Dollar Fine B01
$11.22
1963 D FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR COIN
1963 D FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR COIN
$11.50
1962 D Franklin Silver Half Dollar 50c Coin PCGS MS 64 FBL Full Bell Lines
1962 D Franklin Silver Half Dollar 50c Coin PCGS MS 64 FBL Full Bell Lines
$75.00
Error 1951 Franklin Half w Lg Clip Scarce EC2046
Error 1951 Franklin Half w Lg Clip Scarce EC2046
$204.05
1961 PF67 Franklin Half Dollar NGC 010
1961 PF67 Franklin Half Dollar NGC 010
$24.00
3 Franklin Half Dollars 1951S 1957D and 1958D CWC986
3 Franklin Half Dollars 1951S 1957D and 1958D CWC986
$21.50
1954 PF67 Cameo Franklin Half Dollar NGC 036
1954 PF67 Cameo Franklin Half Dollar NGC 036
$280.00
1954 P Ben Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS 64 toned
1954 P Ben Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS 64 toned
$25.00
1962 D Franklin 90 Silver Half Dollar Ships Free Buy 5 for 2 off
1962 D Franklin 90 Silver Half Dollar Ships Free Buy 5 for 2 off
$9.75
1963 PF67 Cameo Franklin Half Dollar NGC 013
1963 PF67 Cameo Franklin Half Dollar NGC 013
$68.00
1962 PF67 Cameo Franklin Half Dollar NGC 029
1962 PF67 Cameo Franklin Half Dollar NGC 029
$55.00
1963D Silver Benjamin Franklin Half Dollar
1963D Silver Benjamin Franklin Half Dollar
$4.99
1954 FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR NGC PF65+ PLUS STAR 1 OF 1 ONLY PF65+ EVER GRADED
1954 FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR NGC PF65+ PLUS STAR 1 OF 1 ONLY PF65+ EVER GRADED
$1,199.99
1954 FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR NGC PF67+ PLUS STAR 1 OF 1 ONLY PF67+ EVER GRADED
1954 FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR NGC PF67+ PLUS STAR 1 OF 1 ONLY PF67+ EVER GRADED
$1,699.99
Lot 1960 1963 Proof Set Coin Franklin Half Dollar Quarter Nickel Cent
Lot 1960 1963 Proof Set Coin Franklin Half Dollar Quarter Nickel Cent
$46.99
1951 Franklin Silver Half Dollar Collector Coin For Your Collection Or Set
1951 Franklin Silver Half Dollar Collector Coin For Your Collection Or Set
$24.95
BETTER GRADE 1951 P FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR OLD US COIN OCT464
BETTER GRADE 1951 P FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR OLD US COIN OCT464
$10.50
1951 D Franklin Silver Half Dollar Collector Coin For Your Collection Or Set
1951 D Franklin Silver Half Dollar Collector Coin For Your Collection Or Set
$20.97
1954 S Ben Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS 65 toned
1954 S Ben Franklin Half Dollar NGC MS 65 toned
$45.00
1951 S Franklin Silver Half Dollar Collector Coin For Your Collection Or Set
1951 S Franklin Silver Half Dollar Collector Coin For Your Collection Or Set
$49.95
1953 FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR NGC PF66 CAMEOSTAR CAMEO ERROR HOLDER SPOT FREE GEM
1953 FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR NGC PF66 CAMEOSTAR CAMEO ERROR HOLDER SPOT FREE GEM
$1,100.00
1962 Franklin half dollar PCGS PR65CAM BR
1962 Franklin half dollar PCGS PR65CAM BR
$30.00
1955 Philadelphia Franklin Silver Half Dollar Lowest Mintage Franklin Half E4551
1955 Philadelphia Franklin Silver Half Dollar Lowest Mintage Franklin Half E4551
$37.88
1954 Franklin Half Dollar Proof NGC PF 68
1954 Franklin Half Dollar Proof NGC PF 68
$549.00
821 VERY FINE FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR 1950 P VF
821 VERY FINE FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR 1950 P VF
$12.00
822 VERY FINE FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR 1950 P VF
822 VERY FINE FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR 1950 P VF
$12.00
1952 D Franklin Half Dollar 1513 9
1952 D Franklin Half Dollar 1513 9
$8.95
1963 D Franklin Half Dollar 1513 8
1963 D Franklin Half Dollar 1513 8
$9.95
1952 50C Franklin Half Dollar Ch Gem UNCIRCULATED looks FBL
1952 50C Franklin Half Dollar Ch Gem UNCIRCULATED looks FBL
$19.99
1954 D 50C Franklin Half Dollar Ch Gem UNCIRCULATED looks FBL
1954 D 50C Franklin Half Dollar Ch Gem UNCIRCULATED looks FBL
$17.99
1951 Franklin Half Dollar 1513 4
1951 Franklin Half Dollar 1513 4
$8.95
1953 S Franklin Half Dollar MS 66 PCGS Mint Set Toning SKU157864
1953 S Franklin Half Dollar MS 66 PCGS Mint Set Toning SKU157864
$187.49



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1959 d franklin half dollar 90 silver us mint exact coin shown 376, walking liberty barber franklin silver half dollars lot of 4 1906d1964d, very fine 1950 d franklin silver half dollarold us coinapr511, 1963d franklin 90 silver half dollar ships free buy 5 for $2 off, 1958 50c franklin half dollar chgem uncirculated , 1962 franklin half dollar coin, 1956 50c type 2 franklin half dollar pcgs pr68dcam cac, 1952d franklin half dollar ngc ms65 fbl rainbow rim tones underlying luster, 1951 franklin 90 silver half dollar fine b01, 1963d franklin half dollar coin, 1962d franklin silver half dollar 50c coin pcgs ms64 fbl full bell lines , error 1951 franklin half w lg clip scarce ec2046, 1961 pf67 franklin half dollar ngc 010, 3 franklin half dollars 1951s 1957d and 1958d cwc986, 1954 pf67 cameo franklin half dollar ngc 036, 1954p ben franklin half dollar ngc ms 64 toned, 1962d franklin 90 silver half dollar ships free buy 5 for $2 off, 1963 pf67 cameo franklin half dollar ngc 013, 1962 pf67 cameo franklin half dollar ngc 029, 1963d silver benjamin franklin half dollar, 1954 franklin half dollar ngc pf65 plus star 1 of 1 only pf65 ever graded$$$, 1954 franklin half dollar ngc pf67 plus star 1 of 1 only pf67 ever graded$$$, lot 1960 1963 proof set coin franklin half dollar quarter nickel cent , 1951 franklin silver half dollar collector coin for your collection or set, better grade 1951 p franklin silver half dollarold us coinoct464, 1951d franklin silver half dollar collector coin for your collection or set, 1954s ben franklin half dollar ngc ms 65 toned, 1951s franklin silver half dollar collector coin for your collection or set, 1953 franklin half dollar ngc pf66 cameostar cameo error holder spot free gem, 1962 franklin half dollar pcgs pr65cam br, 1955 philadelphia franklin silver half dollar lowest mintage franklin half e4551, 1954 franklin half dollar proof ngc pf 68, 821 very fine franklin silver half dollar 1950 p vf, 822 very fine franklin silver half dollar 1950 p vf, 1952d franklin half dollar 15139, 1963d franklin half dollar 15138, 1952 50c franklin half dollar chgem uncirculated looks fbl, 1954d 50c franklin half dollar chgem uncirculated looks fbl, 1951 franklin half dollar 15134, 1953s franklin half dollar ms66 pcgs mint set toning sku157864, 1959 50c franklin half dollar proof no reserve, 1954 franklin half dollar 151317, 1951 franklin half dollar 151311, 1954 franklin half dollar 151318, 1954 franklin half dollar 151310, 1954d 50c franklin half dollar, 1962d franklin half dollar 151319, 1959d franklin 90 silver half dollar ships free buy 5 for $2 off, 1962 silver franklin half dollar grades extremely fine , 1948 franklin 50c half strong au about unc good bell lineslettering rrb4611, 1951 franklin 50c half au about unc rrb4664, three 90 silver halfdollarsbarberfranklin amp; kennedy, 1962 d amp; 1963 d franklin silver half dollars no reserve price, 1963d silver franklin half dollar grades extremely fine , 1959d franklin 50c half bu brilliant unc rrb4787, 1960d franklin 50c half bu brilliant unc rrb4807, 1949 d silver 50c franklin half $ dollar choice au almost uncirculated 93054 r, 1960 franklin half dollar 50 cent silver coin, make offer $600 face 90 silver ben franklin half dollars mercury dimes junk, 1958d pcgs ms 64 full bell lines franklin half dollar gt, make offer $700 face 90 silver ben franklin half dollars mercury dimes junk, 1954p franklin 90 silver half dollar ships free buy 5 for $2 off, make offer $800 face 90 silver ben franklin half dollars mercury dimes junk, 1959d pcgs ms 64 full bell lines franklin half dollar gt, original bu roll of 20 1955 franklin half dollars, 1961 franklin half dollar, make offer $900 face 90 silver ben franklin half dollars mercury dimes junk, 1949 s silver 50c franklin half $ dollar unc uncirculated 110777 r, 1949 s silver 50c franklin half $ dollar unc uncirculated 110778 r, 1949 s silver 50c franklin half $ dollar unc uncirculated 110780 r, 1949 s silver 50c franklin half $ dollar unc uncirculated 110781 r, 1949 s silver 50c franklin half $ dollar unc uncirculated 110782 r, 1949 s silver 50c franklin half $ dollar unc lightly wiped reverse 110784 x r, 1949 s silver 50c franklin half $ dollar 110785 x r, 1951 p silver 50c franklin half $ dollar bu brilliant uncirculated 110786 x r, 1952 s silver 50c franklin half $ dollar au almost uncirculated au 110789 r, 4 franklin half dollars, estate find 1952 d franklin half dollar h11710, estate find 1963 d franklin half dollar h11711, estate find 1954 s franklin half dollar h11712, pf63cam 1952 franklin half dollar ngc graded 7330, 1954s franklin silver 50c ms64 pcgs 34480298, estate find 1961 d franklin half dollar h11713, 1950 franklin 50c half au about unc rrb4646, 1958d franklin 90 silver half dollar ships free buy 5 for $2 off, 1959 franklin 50c half bu brilliant unc rrb4779, 1953 50c silver proof franklin half dollar ngc pf 66 , 1962p benjamin franklin silver half dollar pcgs ms64 no reserve, bu 1951 franklin half dollar roll philadelphia uncirculated original, bu 1963 d franklin half dollar roll denver uncirculated original, 1963d franklin half dollar ms65 pcgs fbl sku115690, 1949s franklin silver half dollar nice collector coin for your collection, 1961 proof franklin silver half dollar gem pf mirror like 26o, 1963 franklin half dollar 3011, lot 7 us silver coins scrap or better lot as is 1951 d franklin half dollar etc, 1963 d ben franklin half dollar, estate find 1952 s franklin half dollar h11716



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