GTG: 1917 Walking Liberty Half Dollar

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  1. Jim-P

    Jim-P Supporter! Supporter

    PCGS straight graded. Trueview pictures capture it well.
    1917 WLH obverse.jpg 1917 WLH reverse.jpg
     
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  3. Scott J

    Scott J Well-Known Member

    MS 66. Nice coin!!
     
  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

  5. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

  6. ldhair

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  7. David Betts

    David Betts Elle Mae Clampett cruising with Dad

    I'm going to the top MS-66 very nice
     
  8. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Wow...I'm kind of torn on this one. On the one hand, I really agree that it has the eye appeal of a gem grade...but on the other, I feel like I see just the slightest amount of rub on the high points on both sides.

    (Side note: I LOVE me some high-grade WLH...my favorite era of US coinage)

    Anyway, since people have already guessed some gem grades, I'm going to bite the bullet and say AU58...but the kind of AU58 you'd rather have than a generic MS63 or below. I could also be wrong.
     
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  9. LRC-Tom

    LRC-Tom Been around the block...

    I also see it as a gorgeous AU-58.
     
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  10. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

  11. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Very well preserved Liberty, MS-65, could even be better in my opinion. Thanks for posting it.
     
  12. Mike Thornton

    Mike Thornton Learning something everyday.

    I'm also seeing some wear so in at AU58. Nice Walker. Scoobie Doo!
     
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  13. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    Nice FH for sure...will go 64 from photos from which seem to show/convey a somewhat flat or lack-less luster plus some weak skirt lines.
     
  14. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    That's every bit a MS66 on wasted dies. I really like those a real lot. That's one real wonderful coin you got there, I'm real envious. Really. :)
     
  15. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I too am seeing what I'd call circulation wear, so while it is a beautifully struck coin with lots of nice details, if it was circulated, even the slightest, then AU58 would be my call.
     
  16. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    That left thigh is like that, even on the good dies, if that's what you're looking at.
     
  17. Mike Thorne

    Mike Thorne Well-Known Member

    I, too, think I detect wear on both the obverse and the high points of the eagle so nice AU58.
     
  18. schnickelfritz48

    schnickelfritz48 Active Member

    If it is actually wear on both the thigh and skirt lines on the obverse and the high points of the eagle on the reverse as some others have suggested, then AU-58 would be most appropriate.
     
  19. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

  20. Steve Shupe

    Steve Shupe Member

    I see a slightly weak strike and a touch of color change on the leg and eagle breast on the reverse. I would grade it at AU58.
     
  21. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    I see very slight wear on both sides, and go with AU58 also. However, I would not even bet a dime that I'm right, as I'm quite sure this will grade as MS something.

    Steve
     
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