Category Archives: Walking Liberty Half Dollar

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Community Voice Response: Aug. 11, 2020

from the July 17, Numismatic News E-NewsLetter
Have you come across counterfeits or suspected fakes during your time in the hobby? If so, what have you seen?
Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers.
 
I’ve gotten a few fake ancients at different times, one even fooled two high-ranking dealers/collectors. Thankfully I got refunds on them all

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Surge in Interest in Coins Finally at Hand

Consider it a coincidence barometer if you like, but I have recently noticed an uptick in the number of full page ads in local newspapers as well as ads on television where unnamed companies offer to purchase your coins as well as gold and silver in local hotels.
Considering the recent appreciation of gold and silver, followed by the subsequent increase in value of many intrinsic value driven coins, this suggests the surge in interest in coins many of us have been waiting for is finally at hand. These anonymous buyers, of course, offer to buy your coins at ‘up to’ some very staggering figures to encourage you to visit, but these hotel buyers are helping to draw new attention to coins

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Several ways to collect Walkers

Walking Liberty half dollars could still be found in change as late as 1966. The oldest half dollar I received in change was a 1943-D, still in nice condition. Once the Kennedy half dollar was introduced in 1964, half dollars all but disappeared from circulation

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One of America’s Greatest Coins: The 1917-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar

In 1914, British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey famously said, “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.” Fast-forward three years and put yourself in the year 1917. A war that many expected to be brief has now lasted for three brutal years. Trench warfare […]

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APMEX Announces 2018 Proof Silver Eagles Now Available to Pre-Order

APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is pleased to announce 2018 Proof Silver Eagles are available to pre-order as of December 20. The American Silver Eagle is the most popular silver coin in the world and the Proof finish adds exceptional beauty to the iconic design. As with most Proof coins, Proof Silver Eagles […]

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10 Great Moments That Shaped American Coin Collecting, Part 1

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….. Selecting with absolute precision 10 of the greatest moments in the history of coin collecting in the United States is a daunting task. Numismatics has enjoyed more than 160 years of growth in the U.S. since its murky beginnings in the early 19th century. Its rollicking career has […]

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2016 Walking Liberty Centennial Half Dollar Gold Coin Now Available

By CoinWeek News Staff …. As of noon today (November 17, 2016), the 2016 Walking Liberty Centennial Half Dollar gold coin is now available from the United States Mint. It is the last coin in a three-coin set celebrating the 100th anniversary of the classic coin designs of 1916. But with a mintage limit of […]

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Walking Liberty 2016 Centennial Gold Coin Available November 17

By CoinWeek News Staff …. According to the U.S. Mint’s online product schedule, the 2016 Walking Liberty Centennial Gold Coin will be available for order at noon Eastern Time on November 17. Maximum mintage and household order limits are yet to be announced. The Walking Liberty gold centennial, minted in West Point, honors sculptor and […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #42: Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz on the State of Modern Coins – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #42: Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz on the State of Modern Coins Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Joel Iskowitz is a prolific designer of U.S. coins, having served in the U.S. Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program since 2003. In this special […]

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Almost Half Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coin Mintage Sold First Day

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The U.S. Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications reported on September 9 that first-day sales of the 2016 Standing Liberty Quarter Centennial Gold Coin totaled 47,884 pieces. This is 2,116 coins shy of half the maximum mintage limit of 100,000 as set by the Mint. While customers who bought their coins […]

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Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 4: Barber and Walking Liberty Half Dollars

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ………. We continue our guide to the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set by focusing on the century’s forgotten denomination, the half dollar. For many Americans, the fact that the United States continues to produce a half dollar would come as a surprise. The coin hasn’t been a […]

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