An 1861 T Confederate half dollar can be sold through an online marketplace or by enlisting the aid of a coin broker. Both methods have benefits and drawbacks. Selling online generally requires more work but allows the seller to keep the total amount from the sale.
Selling online requires some research beforehand. Sellers should check coin dealer guides for the current market value of the coin that is being sold and set the cost accordingly. A coin dealer, on the other hand, does most of this pre-sale research. However, the broker takes a cut of the sale price as commission.