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.

Find Popular Franklin Halves At eBay Below:

1949 D FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR  ABOUT UNCIRCULATED  FREE SHIPPING
1949 D FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR ABOUT UNCIRCULATED FREE SHIPPING
$36.99
1955 PROOF Franklin Half Dollar 50C PCGS PR68 Deep Cameo PF68 4500 Value
1955 PROOF Franklin Half Dollar 50C PCGS PR68 Deep Cameo PF68 4500 Value
$3,708.30
1951 D FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR GENTLY CIRCULATED HALF FREE SHIPPING
1951 D FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR GENTLY CIRCULATED HALF FREE SHIPPING
$23.99
1949 S FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR GENTLY CIRCULATED HALF FREE SHIPPING
1949 S FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR GENTLY CIRCULATED HALF FREE SHIPPING
$27.99
1956 PROOF Franklin Half Dollar 50C PCGS PR69 Deep Cameo PF69 3000 Value
1956 PROOF Franklin Half Dollar 50C PCGS PR69 Deep Cameo PF69 3000 Value
$2,570.90
1962 PROOF Franklin Half Dollar  MAKE US AN OFFER Y4973
1962 PROOF Franklin Half Dollar MAKE US AN OFFER Y4973
$35.00
1958 D FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR STUNNING UNCIRCULATED HALF FREE SHIPPING
1958 D FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR STUNNING UNCIRCULATED HALF FREE SHIPPING
$18.99
1956 PROOF Franklin Half Dollar 50C ICG PR69 DCAM PF69 Deep Cameo
1956 PROOF Franklin Half Dollar 50C ICG PR69 DCAM PF69 Deep Cameo
$685.00
1958 D Franklin Half Dollar 50C PCGS MS66+ PQ Rare Superb Gem Plus Coin
1958 D Franklin Half Dollar 50C PCGS MS66+ PQ Rare Superb Gem Plus Coin
$324.30
406152 United States Franklin Half Dollar Half Dollar 1952 US Mint
406152 United States Franklin Half Dollar Half Dollar 1952 US Mint
$15.60
1955 PCGS m65 Franklin Silver Half Dollar original toning Old Green Holder
1955 PCGS m65 Franklin Silver Half Dollar original toning Old Green Holder
$67.00
1958 D Franklin Half Dollar 50C PCGS MS67 FBL PQ Rainbow 1600 Value
1958 D Franklin Half Dollar 50C PCGS MS67 FBL PQ Rainbow 1600 Value
$1,160.90
1963 D FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR STUNNING UNCIRCULATED HALF FREE SHIPPING
1963 D FRANKLIN SILVER HALF DOLLAR STUNNING UNCIRCULATED HALF FREE SHIPPING
$18.99
1962 PROOF Franklin Half Dollar 50C PCGS PR68 Deep Cameo PF68 750 Value
1962 PROOF Franklin Half Dollar 50C PCGS PR68 Deep Cameo PF68 750 Value
$643.90
ESTATE FIND 1952 D Franklin Half Dollar C4921
ESTATE FIND 1952 D Franklin Half Dollar C4921
$17.00
1963 D NGC 64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half DollarFW1
1963 D NGC 64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half DollarFW1
$30.97
1954 NGC PF66 Franklin Half Dollar E0800
1954 NGC PF66 Franklin Half Dollar E0800
$117.74
1955 P NGC MS64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half Dollar E1132
1955 P NGC MS64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half Dollar E1132
$32.44
1961 P NGC PROOF 67 Franklin Half Dollar KH
1961 P NGC PROOF 67 Franklin Half Dollar KH
$42.00
1962 D PCGS MS 64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half Dollar HT1
1962 D PCGS MS 64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half Dollar HT1
$35.20
1955 P PCGS MS64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half Dollar A4898
1955 P PCGS MS64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half Dollar A4898
$38.49
1961 P NGC PROOF 66 Franklin Half Dollar HP1
1961 P NGC PROOF 66 Franklin Half Dollar HP1
$29.00
ESTATE FIND 1960 P Franklin Half Dollar C4945
ESTATE FIND 1960 P Franklin Half Dollar C4945
$10.00
1954 P NGC PROOF 66 Franklin Half Dollar IP1
1954 P NGC PROOF 66 Franklin Half Dollar IP1
$72.00
1948 ANACS MS64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half Dollar A1501
1948 ANACS MS64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half Dollar A1501
$60.00
1955 P PCGS PR65 OLD RADDLE HOLDER Franklin Half Dollar A4930
1955 P PCGS PR65 OLD RADDLE HOLDER Franklin Half Dollar A4930
$58.00
1954 D Franklin Half Dollar BU Great condition
1954 D Franklin Half Dollar BU Great condition
$19.00
1954 P Franklin Half Dollar BU Great condition
1954 P Franklin Half Dollar BU Great condition
$19.00
1950 Franklin Half Dollar BU
1950 Franklin Half Dollar BU
$12.90
1959 P PCGS MS64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half Dollar A4609
1959 P PCGS MS64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half Dollar A4609
$40.00
1962 P NGC PR66 Franklin Half Dollar CF
1962 P NGC PR66 Franklin Half Dollar CF
$25.00
1958 D PCGS MS 64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half Dollar JM
1958 D PCGS MS 64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half Dollar JM
$42.00
1963 D NGC MS 64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half Dollar CF
1963 D NGC MS 64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half Dollar CF
$42.00
1959 D PCGS MS 64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half Dollar FT1
1959 D PCGS MS 64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half Dollar FT1
$41.00
1955 P NGC MS 64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half DollarHN
1955 P NGC MS 64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half DollarHN
$46.00
1958 PCGS MS 66 Franklin Half Dollar E1125
1958 PCGS MS 66 Franklin Half Dollar E1125
$84.00
1958 D NGC MS66 Franklin Half Dollar HU1
1958 D NGC MS66 Franklin Half Dollar HU1
$70.00
1952 S PCGS MS 65 Franklin Half Dollar B2257
1952 S PCGS MS 65 Franklin Half Dollar B2257
$105.00
1963 D PCGS MS 64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half Dollar A5637
1963 D PCGS MS 64 FULL BELL LINES Franklin Half Dollar A5637
$41.00
1962 P NGC MS 64 Franklin Half Dollar A6893
1962 P NGC MS 64 Franklin Half Dollar A6893
$23.00



List Of Recently Purchased Franklin Halves:


1949 d franklin silver half dollar about uncirculated free shipping, 1955 proof franklin half dollar 50c pcgs pr68 deep cameo pf68 $4500 value, 1951d franklin silver half dollar gently circulated half free shipping, 1949s franklin silver half dollar gently circulated half free shipping, 1956 proof franklin half dollar 50c pcgs pr69 deep cameo pf69 $3000 value, 1962 proof franklin half dollar make us an offer y4973, 1958d franklin silver half dollar stunning uncirculated half free shipping, 1956 proof franklin half dollar 50c icg pr69 dcam pf69 deep cameo , 1958d franklin half dollar 50c pcgs ms66 pq rare superb gem plus coin, 406152 united states franklin half dollar half dollar 1952 us mint, 1955 pcgs m65 franklin silver half dollar original toning old green holder, 1958d franklin half dollar 50c pcgs ms67 fbl pq rainbow $1600 value, 1963d franklin silver half dollar stunning uncirculated half free shipping, 1962 proof franklin half dollar 50c pcgs pr68 deep cameo pf68 $750 value, estate find 1952d franklin half dollar c4921, 1963d ngc 64 full bell lines franklin half dollarfw1, 1954 ngc pf66 franklin half dollar e0800, 1955p ngc ms64 full bell lines franklin half dollar e1132, 1961p ngc proof 67 franklin half dollar kh, 1962d pcgs ms 64 full bell lines franklin half dollar ht1, 1955p pcgs ms64 full bell lines franklin half dollar a4898, 1961p ngc proof 66 franklin half dollar hp1, estate find 1960p franklin half dollar c4945, 1954p ngc proof 66 franklin half dollar ip1, 1948 anacs ms64 full bell lines franklin half dollar a1501, 1955p pcgs pr65 old raddle holder franklin half dollar a4930, 1954d franklin half dollar bu great condition, 1954p franklin half dollar bu great condition, 1950 franklin half dollar bu, 1959p pcgs ms64 full bell lines franklin half dollar a4609, 1962p ngc pr66 franklin half dollar cf, 1958d pcgs ms 64 full bell lines franklin half dollar jm, 1963d ngc ms 64 full bell lines franklin half dollar cf, 1959d pcgs ms 64 full bell lines franklin half dollar ft1, 1955p ngc ms 64 full bell lines franklin half dollarhn, 1958 pcgs ms 66 franklin half dollar e1125, 1958d ngc ms66 franklin half dollar hu1, 1952s pcgs ms 65 franklin half dollar b2257, 1963d pcgs ms 64 full bell lines franklin half dollar a5637, 1962p ngc ms 64 franklin half dollar a6893, 1951s franklin 90 silver half dollar ships free buy 5 for $2 off, 1955 franklin silver half dollar uncirculated half dollar free shipping, 93902 united states franklin half dollar 1954 us mint philadelph, 1957 franklin choice proof blazing eye candy lt; 719 4, 1963d 90 silver franklin half dollar au with tarnish my opinion , 90 silver $50 face franklin half dollar amp; one silver certificate our best ones, 1953d franklin half dollar 50c pcgs ms66 fbl pq plus grade $1100 value, 1959p franklin half dollar pcgs ms64 rainbow rim toned colorful toning 1e, 1951 s franklin half dollar make us an offer w3208 zxcv, the complete benjamin franklin us halfdollar collection folder only no coin, 1949 franklin silver half dollar very choice bu, 1950 franklin half dollar pcgs ms65fbl gorgeous snow white gem, 1949 p franklin half dollar make us an offer y8097, 1949 p franklin half dollar make us an offer y8098, 1949 p franklin half dollar make us an offer y8099, original bu roll of 20 1948d franklin half dollars, 1963 pcgs ms65 franklin half dollar mint set toning, 1949 p franklin half dollar make us an offer y8101, 1962 franklin silver half dollar proof, 1949 d franklin half dollar make us an offer y8102, 1954 beautiful pcgs ms63 franklin silver half, 1952 s franklin silver half dollar fine, 1949 s franklin half dollar make us an offer y8105, 1950 p franklin half dollar make us an offer y8106, 1952d pcgs ms65 fbl franklin half dollar gem unc 90 silver coin ships free, 1954 d franklin half dollar make us an offer y8108, original bu roll of 20 1954d franklin half dollars, 1956 proof franklin half dollar make us an offer y8109, 1955 p franklin half dollar make us an offer y8110, 1957 p franklin half dollar make us an offer y8112, 1963 franklin half dollar brilliant uncirculated, 1954 franklin half dollar about uncirculated, 1957 franklin half dollar extremely fine, 1958 franklin choice proof blazing eye candy lt; 719 8, 1963d franklin half dollar mint state 65, 1955 franklin half dollar 90 silver proof 7576, 1949 franklin silver half dollar great looking mildly circulated free ship, lot of 8 ben franklin us silver half dollar coins mixed dates from 1948 1963, 1956 franklin half dollar z48, 1953s franklin silver half dollar j94, roll of 20 coins franklin silver half dollars $10 face 90 free shipping , 1948 franklin half dollar choice bu fsb free shipping e369 rcb, 1954 franklin half dollar choice bu fbl mint set toning free shipping e226 nt, roll of 20 coins franklin silver half dollars $10 face 90 free ph , 1949s franklin half dollar choice bu free shipping e373 abt, 1953d franklin half dollar choice bu fbl free shipping e224 nt, 1950 franklin half dollar choice bu fbl free shipping e215 nt, 1957 franklin half dollar choice bu awesome color free shipping e229 nt, 1955 franklin half dollar choice bu mint set toning free shipping e228 nt, 1952p franklin 90 silver half dollar ships free buy 5 for $2 off, 1949 50c franklin half dollar au, 1958d ben franklin half dollar look, 1954 franklin silver half dollar stunning uncirculated coin free shipping, 1953p franklin pcgs ms 65 fbl rare in fully brilliant with full bell lines , franklin half 1952s anacs ms64, 1962 franklin proof silver half dollar ngc cameo, 1963 franklin proof silver half dollar ngc pf66 cameo nice coin



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