1941 walking morgan half dollar rare?

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  1. Katfish

    Katfish New Member

    I have a 1941 morgan half dollar and on her chest is a faint fancy w 1531763863968786898822.jpg
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  3. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Jul 16, 2018
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  4. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    IOW, Morgan don't walk. Stay woke.
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  5. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    I don't see any error, just a normal well worn walking liberty half.
  6. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    We all love Walkers, but don't see anything odd about yours. Welcome to CT.
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The "W" stands for Walker being as it's a Liberty Walking Half Dollar. Naw, just kidding. It looks like wear caused it to look that way.
  8. Katfish

    Katfish New Member

    I took a better pic its very faint its embedded in the coin 20180716_115933.jpg
  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    The 1940's Walkers are very common, and unless it is in excellent condition, it will be worth melt value $5.64 or a little over $7-$8.
  10. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure what you are referencing.
    The top part of the design is worn down making a flat shelf like ridge.
    Common heavy circulation Wear with some toning or a stain in the middle of it.
  11. Katfish

    Katfish New Member

    If you look closly there is a w on the right its very faint but you can see it i did have a coin guy look at it he said it looked like someone engraved it on there but yet there are no impressions
  12. Katfish

    Katfish New Member

    Here is better pic

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  13. AnonymousCoinCollector

    AnonymousCoinCollector Reintroduce silver coins to circulation!

    It is just damage.

    The so-called "W" you see was not struck onto the coin at the Mint.

    Research a bit into how dies are made and then used to mint the coin and you will understand why.
  14. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    Regardless of whether others can see it or not, the important point is that there is no way for a faint Fancy W to end up on a worn 1941 Half during the minting process. When you've studied how coins and dies are made, this will be obvious. However, there are countless ways for coins to get damaged after they leave the mint and that's what you have.

    Hope this helps
  15. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I think I see what you are talking about

    But I think a couple items (a) the "W" ish looking area is part of the design, though worn down flat shelf like. Compare to a prestine walking liberty of that design area and contemplate how it would look worn down. (b) that right area, or left part of the W is actually damage - ie, a coin scraping across that small area (or engraved dots) which is damage anyways.

    You have a heavily worn walking liberty half dollar.

    I collect walking liberty half dollars, they are very nice. The area in question is VERY COMPLEX.
    Compare 1943 1.JPG

    In that area that you think is a "W" are a lot of design lines that can create a "W" line design especially when worn down.
    Compare 1943 2.jpg

    Even compare that to a 1941 that is more worn down than the above images, but not as much as yours
    1941 OBV a1.jpg
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  16. Katfish

    Katfish New Member

    Ok ya i guess ur right thank you so much for taking the time to help me I so appreciate it
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