Grading Advice on 1921 (P D S) Walking Halves

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  1. Tater

    Tater Coin Collector

    I'm trying to put together a set of these and want to start on the 21's. I was looking at the 21-S tonight on ebay and I am having issues in telling the major difference between a F12 and a F15. What are some key things to look at on this series and this date between VG8 and VF20. Help me learn. Ideally I'd like to find a nice eye appealing coin that is choice for its grade.
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  3. David Betts

    David Betts Elle Mae Clampett cruising with Dad

    here's photo grade comments. F-12 obv. A few details on shirt lines, and on leaves left arms, Reverse: half of the feathers visible.
    next up F-20 obv. all shirts' lines show, body well rounded and breast outlined. Reverse all wing feathers shown, eagle's breast will be worn smooth. Hope this helps?
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  4. Nick Zynko

    Nick Zynko ZmanFla

    A good site to bring up and take a look at some hi-res examples, go to the PCGS price guide, open the 21 WL in mint state and under the picture is a link for more pictures of that date. That will take you to a series of the different grades from MS67 to AG for a side-by-side comparison. A picture is worth a thousand words but don't forget that 3 points between grades can be really subjective- coin dependent of course, even between the pro's opinions!
    Images of Walking Liberty Half Dollar 1921 50C - PCGS CoinFacts
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  5. Tater

    Tater Coin Collector

    I've noticed the gown at the base by the foot. At what grade does the wear blend into the foot and become one?
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    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

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