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1941 walking liberty half dollar

I just purchased this coin and I am wondering about the half circle on the reverse. Does it add value to the coin, and how it happened??[(https://us.v-cdn.net/6027503/uploads/editor/gw/07y77nos899y.jpg "")

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,969 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Scratch.
    Reduces the value of the coin.

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    Matt97932Matt97932 Posts: 234 ✭✭✭

    There's a lip there doesn't look like a scratch.

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    Matt97932Matt97932 Posts: 234 ✭✭✭

    It's exactly the size of a half dollar.

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    WilliamFWilliamF Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's a scratch, you scratch something deep enough it will leave a lip.

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:
    Scratch.
    Reduces the value of the coin.

    In that condition, I don't think it makes much difference - the coin is worth in the $8 to $10 range, regardless.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,969 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:

    @jmlanzaf said:
    Scratch.
    Reduces the value of the coin.

    In that condition, I don't think it makes much difference - the coin is worth in the $8 to $10 range, regardless.

    As bullion, yes. That is the bottom. But any numismatic premium would be reduced. It was more of a generic statement.

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    Matt97932Matt97932 Posts: 234 ✭✭✭

    I can see the ridges like the edge of a coin

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    MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,763 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Trust us, it's a scratch.

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,550 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Matt97932 said:
    I can see the ridges like the edge of a coin

    as others have stated, scratch. take a knife and make a deep cut on any silver coin, it will leave a raised lip next to the cut

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Matt97932 said:
    I can see the ridges like the edge of a coin

    Exactly what is it that you think you have? What are the "ridges" you are referring to?

    The only potential "error" I can think of is a partial/incomplete clip, but I don't know that this is one.

    As for what else might have caused it, there is no way to know, and and explanation would just be speculation. In any case, the burden is upon you to show that this is an error, not on us to prove that it is not.

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    Scratch, nothing more.

    I collect bits and pieces of everything
    or should I say I ACCUMULATE!
    I also dabble with the darkside image

    Ive recently gotten more into currency, especially modern star notes
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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It appears to be cleaned, damaged half dollar that is strictly a bullion value coin. I hope you didn't pay more.

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    AdamLAdamL Posts: 165 ✭✭✭

    Post mint damage.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Definitely PMD.... Whatever the cause, it diminishes the numismatic value. Cheers, RickO

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    Matt97932Matt97932 Posts: 234 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for the help, and I give 10 dollars for it. Guess I'll lost a bit on this one. I'm still learning.

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Your purchase price of $10 is fine. The coin is circulated and has post-mint damage (the arcing scratch), but at the current silver value of around $23.50 per ounce the coin has around $8.50 of bullion value. You overpaid a tiny bit, if really at all, at the current silver value.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,969 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Matt97932 said:
    I can see the ridges like the edge of a coin

    Then it is impact damage from a coin. If that makes you feel better.

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    Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    10 dollars is a fine / ideal price for that coin - well done! I love the walkers

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    Matt97932Matt97932 Posts: 234 ✭✭✭

    Me too, this is one of my favorites, next to standing liberty. I don't have very many yet, but I'm working on both. Thanks again yall are great.

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    Scratch, nothing more.

    I collect bits and pieces of everything
    or should I say I ACCUMULATE!
    I also dabble with the darkside image

    Ive recently gotten more into currency, especially modern star notes
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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Matt97932 said:
    Me too, this is one of my favorites, next to standing liberty. I don't have very many yet, but I'm working on both. Thanks again yall are great.

    By working on, I assume that you are slowly building a set of the later walking liberty dates. If so, I would suggest that you proceed carefully and study the coins and spend just a little more per coin, and acquire nicer pieces. For ~$20 or so, you can probably find many later dates in XF/AU. It will take longer, but you’ll have an attractive set you can be proud of when completed.

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    Matt97932Matt97932 Posts: 234 ✭✭✭

    Yes I am building a set of walking libertys and a set of standing liberty quarters. Besides the 41 pictured above, this is my latest purchase for 16 dollars.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,312 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the forum. Next time you get ready to purchase a Walker, show us photos of the coin and get opinions before you buy. Just until you get a better grasp of pmd and cleaning, which both hurt the coin's value and collectibility. Good luck.
    Jim


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    Matt97932Matt97932 Posts: 234 ✭✭✭

    Thank you and I will for sure.

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 1944 WLH is another bulk bullion coin and $16 is too much.

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

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    Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Once you get a nice walker then you just want the rest of em

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    Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I only go for BU UNC for most dates - they are affordable and so much nicer. I do like circulated coins and I collect those as well. But for the 1930s -1940s walker halves you can get most for uncirculated for not much more than you pay for a circulated —

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