Walking Liberty 1940 Half

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by mrbrklyn, May 21, 2007.

  1. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank


    I see what you are referring ot, but I'd like to see it at an angle, just to be sure that it is wear and not toning , say from being in an old brown envelope. Which would hit the high points first.
     
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  3. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    I take everything back, although this image takes forever to download, (Ruben: next time try a lighter background, the black takes forever).
    Looking at the 'twigs' in her arm, magnify the image, it looks like it was polished. It shouldn't show the rounding of the images.
     
  4. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member


    Who is Frank? You guys have confused me.

    Ruben
     
  5. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member


    How so polished?

    Ruben
     
  6. craig a

    craig a Coin Hoarder

    Nice coin. I love walker halves. and that one is cool. Thanks for putting your address on your website. When do you go on vacation? JJJJuussssttt kkkiddddiiinnnngggg
     
  7. Phoenix21

    Phoenix21 *The King Of Jokes*

    Treashunt is Frank I believe. Nice walker. :thumb:

    Phoenix :cool:
     
  8. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member


    Thanks for the comments about the coin. I do apreciate it a great deal.

    However, didn't you make this point once before? Enough. At the age of 44, 6 kids, soldiering on 3 countinents, with kids maybe older than half the posters here, and being involved with the internet for over 12 years, perhaps when many others here where in kindergarten, I can perfectly judge how to make my phone number and address available on the net, let alone how to best protect my children. The obsession on this is beginning to bug me -- so please stop it.

    Again, thank you for the kind words. If you happen to be in Brooklyn you are welcome to drop in for a beer or a cup of coffee. We always have an open home.


    Yours Truely

    Ruben
     
  9. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Frank is Treashunt.

    As for the coin being polished, I think the large pics distort the condition in that regard. Yes I see what Treashunt/Frank is saying, but I never even looked at the large pics when I voiced my opinion. I think the large pics are just reflecting too much light - the small pics show the coin closer to how it really is IMO.
     
  10. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Ruben:
    Please look at the branches to the right of the obverse. Do they look 'polished' to you?
    If not, then it is as GDJMSP said, just the lighting.
    If the coin is more like the smaller photos, then I go back to saying: nice coin, nice strike.
    Ruben, that is one nice strike for a 1940's S mint coin.
     
  11. Victor

    Victor Coin Collector

    Very nice. Walkers are one of America's most beautiful designs.
     
  12. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member


    How abouyt this ;)

    http://www.mrbrklyn.com/coins/barabara_1915_D_reverse.jpg
     
  13. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Ruben:
    I don't know, it must be the high resolution.
    But--- that is one really nice Barber 1/2. Whose slab? Looks like an NGC.
    If so, what date, I saw the Denver mintmark, and if not polished, then wow, really Proof-like.
     
  14. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member


    That Barbara is one of my very favorite coins. I picked it up from a Heritage Auction. I don't think it was polished, or cleaned, but then explain the whiteness after a century?

    Here is a scan that shows the detail without the illusion of luster

    http://www.mrbrklyn.com/coins/barbara_obverse_1915_D_scanner.png
    http://www.mrbrklyn.com/coins/barabara_1915_D_obverse_very_clear.jpg
     
  15. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    anacs grade MS62

    Figure that one out ;)

    Ruben
     
  16. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Ruben:
    That is one really nice Barber Half dollar!
    A true keeper.
    The only question is why it was only a MS-62.
     
  17. mrbrklyn

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  19. Shortgapbob

    Shortgapbob Emerging Numismatist

    Yeah, I would say that it likely has few enough contact marks to warrant a higher grade. But, it was graded MS-62 because it appears to have bee dipped somewhat heavily.

    It is still a nice coin that any collector would love to have in his/her collection.
     
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