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1942 Walking Liberty Proof or Tampering  
 

 
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 Posted 04/10/2010  4:15 pm Show Profile   Check paleoguy45's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add paleoguy45 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just got in this 1942 Walking Liberty and it certainly has a mirror finish to it. Problem is, I don't see the definition on Liberty's head or the eagles chest that I would expect from a proof coin. I've never seen a Liberty proof however. Could someone help me out on this one? Thanks!





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 Posted 04/10/2010  4:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
IMO polished
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 Posted 04/10/2010  4:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Parklane64 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And a nice job.
I would also collect chocolate coins, except for that one problem.

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 Posted 04/10/2010  4:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pinenut to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not an expert, just reiterating advice I've heard a few times on this forum.
1. Luster and wear should be matched. Meaning if it really really bright then it shouldn't have less than AU wear.
2. The interwebs are full of great pics to grade by http://www.PCGS.com/photograde/#/Walker/Grades

Proofs are a mystery to me so I stay away for the most part. I think that a number of early proof have small but significant markers that can clue you in to the true nature of the coin (i.e. proof or touched up business strike).

I personally think your coin looks electroplated. That's my opinion.
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 Posted 04/10/2010  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RPT to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is it slabbed?
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 Posted 04/10/2010  5:17 pm  Show Profile   Check paleoguy45's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paleoguy45 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's not slabbed - it's in the airtight holder shown and was in a "velveteen" case.
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 Posted 04/10/2010  5:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fioti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice whizzer. I think the only thing untouched is the date.
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 Posted 04/10/2010  6:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Keep that coin, and those pics, handy. It's a perfect example of polishing represented by pictures ideal for describing what a polished coin looks like.

Thank Goodness it's only an XF-AU common-date Walker.
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 Posted 04/11/2010  3:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jokingjoker to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think plating too
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 Posted 04/11/2010  4:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add aladinslamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yes very over polished, and as joker say's it might be plated...someone really took some time to work that one over!! maybe there's a place on this site where pictures of things like this can be saved and compared too?
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I think plating too


You know, I hadn't even considered the possibility, and possibility it is. It seems to me that there's a slight area nearest the rim where the polishing wheel didn't (or couldn't) reach, but plating should remain on the list of potential reasons.
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 Posted 04/11/2010  5:13 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would say it looks more plated than polished.
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 Posted 04/14/2010  02:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add busthalf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm leaning more towards plating to.
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 Posted 04/15/2010  10:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mattbrowning7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
what does electroplating mean? I've never heard of it
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 Posted 04/16/2010  12:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add aladinslamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
electroplating is a means by which another metal is transfered onto another piece of metal...the subject coin.. most chrome parts are done that way..and you have heard of silverplating, copper bowls and such to make them look like solid silver....
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