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By: Diane
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Coins of the World
Metallic yellow

11 days ago
Post: 2778
US
Modern
Date: 1851 - Inscription: California gold 1/2 - Questions: Identification? Value? Genuine?

These are in a plastic case held together with plastic screws, but not sure if they are even real. Just trying to sell off these coins left to my late husband from his Dad.

 
By: Tyler Nutting
11 days ago
Post: 2780
I would take the glass box’s advice and say that they are souvenirs.
 
By: Joshua
Web reference:
1. [www.liveauctione]
11 days ago
Post: 2784
Agreed, it is most likely a collector's novelty issue. The following details below is from a sale of a similar set, shown in the link to the left, though it does not show the final price. Seeing as it was started at $25 USD, it wouldn't be worth that much.

1850's California Souvenir Gold Coin Set, including 3/.25 cent and 3/.50 cent pieces
Starting Bid
$25.00
 
By: Paul
Web reference:
1. [coinquest.com]
10 days ago
Post: 2819
Hi Diane ::: Yes, they appear to be fakes, but they are probably worth an in-person inspection by a knowledgeable collector or professional coin dealer. Genuine California Gold coins are very valuable. We have a page about coins like yours, with picutres, background material and links to reputable web sites. Please read it. Click the [coinquest] link under web reference to the left.

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