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Looking For Some Feedback On This Walking Liberty Half Dol

 
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 Posted 08/31/2012  7:09 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add PWinDavis to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm curious about this 1940 Walking Liberty half dollar, is this normal wear from circulation or has this coin been polished or something?

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 Posted 08/31/2012  7:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add iraqandroll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can't tell about the cleaning aspect from that pic, but obviously its always the raised points that get worn first. Looks about right for circulated coin from that year.
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 Posted 08/31/2012  9:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ErrorCoins222 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like it was circulated so you would expect some 'dirt' on the surface. It was probably cleaned in some way.
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 Posted 08/31/2012  9:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add clairhardesty to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks too clean and shiny for the amount of wear. I don't think it would get anything but a details grade from a respectable TPG. I think it has been cleaned and polished.
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 Posted 08/31/2012  9:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Night Hawk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it's been cleaned as well, a circulated coin from that era should show some toning or dirt in the recessed areas.
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 Posted 08/31/2012  9:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cant really see with that picture but I agree its to shinny for its condition
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 Posted 08/31/2012  11:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PWinDavis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. I'm still kind of new at this but I looked at that one and several others on ebay and thought they looked polished. To shiny for the wear and condition. That's the seller's photo...
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 Posted 08/31/2012  11:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Id be suspicious of anything that shiny raw on ebay that wasnt brand new
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 Posted 09/01/2012  12:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add amida17 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Contrast is outta control...

advice...90 degree photo's, obverse and reverse with no manipulation...
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 Posted 09/01/2012  12:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gyrene7483 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It has been cleaned but whether or not it was polished you can't tell by the poor photograph. The coin isn't worth more than what one would expect to pay for "junk" 90% silver in its present condition regardless of which mint mark it has. You can buy a 1940 P or S in XF condition for about $15.00 that has not been cleaned, polished or have any other type of post mint damage for its melt value.

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 Posted 09/01/2012  12:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PWinDavis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Contrast is outta control...

advice...90 degree photo's, obverse and reverse with no manipulation...


Amida
Thanks. Not my photo, I could do better and certainly would have better balance.

In any case, I'm certain I won't be bidding on this one or the others, the coin doesn't do anything for me.

I was just trying to understand what happened to this coin, if I was right in what I thought about it.
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 Posted 09/01/2012  07:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add upstate to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cleaned and polished - no doubt
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