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1923-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar: Not Your "Average Circulated" Example!

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 Posted 11/03/2021  11:31 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jaobler to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've been looking for a high-grade 1923-S for some time. Prices for any coins grading over VF always seemed excessive but I can't expect them to go down anytime soon. So, I went for this piece. It's my favorite purchase from our October Fresno Coin Show.

How would you call the grade?


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 Posted 11/04/2021  12:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, nice coin! Loads of protected luster on there. I think theres just a little bit too much wear for a 58, so I'd say it's a 55, but incredibly strong for the grade.

By the way whats going on underneath the outstretched hand?
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 Posted 11/04/2021  12:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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By the way whats going on underneath the outstretched hand?

Good eye Adam! I noticed that feature and went on Heritage to view other 1923-S Walkers. I quickly found two examples with the same mark, although it is less pronounced on those coins. That suggests it's a die crack that had enlarged by the time my coin was struck. Here's an image of a PCGS MS-64 coin with this feature, from the Heritage website.

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 Posted 11/04/2021  12:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say AU58

Nice coin!
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 Posted 11/04/2021  05:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smat45 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
She's a beauty for sure.
BTW (also)...what's going on under the Eagles left foot?
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 Posted 11/04/2021  07:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say AU58 as well. Is that a die crack from the rim through the mint mark?
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 Posted 11/04/2021  08:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
58 here too
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 Posted 11/04/2021  08:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumismaticsFTW to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Au58
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 Posted 11/04/2021  08:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Certainly no less than 55, 58 would not surprise.
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 Posted 11/04/2021  09:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JasonKflo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think 55 but could see it as 58
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I'm around AU-55 , little obverse chatter and small reeding hits at obverse left field .

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 Posted 11/04/2021  10:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add muddler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a great 1923 s, AU for sure.
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 Posted 11/04/2021  1:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice. AU-58.
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I say AU-55. Too many nicks and little scuffs for it to be AU-58. Not to mention the "claw" to the right of the "L" and the ding under the eagle's claw just above the "LL".
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 Posted 05/05/2022  3:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jaobler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I finally got back some coins that were sent to PCGS back in January. This was the only one that got a good result. Almost makes up for the grading fees I wasted on several others.....
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