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Question about late date S mint walker (41s - 44s)

bagofnickelsbagofnickels Posts: 318 ✭✭✭✭

Hi folks back with another question for you on my quest for a short set of MS walking liberty halves. In looking at many S mint coins specifically 1944s 43s 42s and 41s I've come to notice that a vast majority of coins in ms65/64 (nicest grades i cam afford) are weakly struck. My question is this: are there any MS well struck S mint walkers like those I mentioned above in my price/grade?

Thanks you to whoever reads or responds and thanks to all the folks who have been so nice in answering my other questions!


  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes they are out there but not very common and are usually marketed for a premium.
    That doesn't mean you may not get lucky and find one at a "regular" price, but most Walker enthusiasts are aware of these dates and their strike issues and are looking to find a nicer one for their sets.
    If you find one it is likely to come from a dealer who doesn't specialise in them and then you would have to find it before anyone else picked it off.

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,243 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Agree with the above and would add that, with patience, you should have some success with at least one or two of the dates. They DO come weaker than other mints and you're not likely to find any that look like sharp Philadelphia coins, but some are MUCH better than others. There is considerably variation in strike quality for the San Francisco coins.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
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