Small indian head coin
17 August 2022

Its a very small coin that has an Indian head with a date of 1889 on one side and the other side says California Gold and 1/2. Its in fairly good condition.


Approximately 1/2 inch in diameter. Round.


My in-laws were collectors of coins and other collectables. When they passed they gave the collection to me.

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By Delia
Aug 19, 18:14 UTC
Fair Market Value
$150 - $2,000 USD
Suggested Asking Price $2,000 USD
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Hi Marty,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Coin values can range quite broadly depending on their grade, which is something that requires in-person evaluation by a specialized coin grader. Mearto doesn't provide that (additional) service but what I can give you is a broad range of what this coin might be worth (pending grading) and let you decide if its worth the expense of getting it valued. It's also a question of authenticity - look at this website:
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An 1889 California gold half-dollar coin
With Indian head and 13 stars on one side, walking bear on the back
1/2 inch diameter
CONDITION: pending grading but appears to be in generally good condition
PROVENANCE: inherited
$150-2,000+ pending grading*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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