i have a 1/2 cent gold piece, it is California territorial gold. it is mint condition, whats it worth?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Go to Ebay. To gold coins and check out some of their prices. On their coins for the dates and weight and condition.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Does your coin look the the photos in the PCGS link below? If so, it is a US Mint (Philadelphia) product rather than a California product. It is made primarily of copper rather than gold. Coin Value depends on rarity and condition. In typical heavily circulated condition, an 1855 1/2 cent would retail for about $55. A dealer might pay 60% to 70% of that amount to buy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    California small denomination gold was made in quarter dollar,half dollar and dollar, there is no 1/2 cent. They were made from 1852-1882. They are dated and have the words cents or dollar on them. Many were made for jewelry in the later years and may or may not have a date. There are also a lot of fakes out there, plus pieces made to commemorate something or to be used in modern jewelry.. You need to see a local coin dealer who knows this type item, he will have books on the subject, many dealers don't deal in this type of item. A pro in this field is Donald Kagin his web site is kagins.com.

    Source(s): 46 years a numismatist, Red Book A guide to U.S. Coins, Coin World weekly coin paper latest issue.
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  • 1 decade ago

    your best thing to do is take it in to a bank and they will tell you what it is worth, you can also google search it.

    i wish you the best, and i hope you get the information you want

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