Liberty Walking Half Dollars


OBVERSE: Entire design well worn with very little detail remaining. Legend and date are weak but visible. Top of date may be worn flat. Rim is flat but nearly complete.

REVERSE: Eagle is worn flat but is completely outlined. Lettering and motto worn but clearly visible.


OBVERSE: Entire design is weak. Most details in gown are smooth except for coins after 1921, where half the stripes must show. All letters and date are clear, but top of motto may be weak. Rim is complete. Drapery across body is partially visible.

REVERSE: About one-third of the feathers are visible, and large feathers at ends of wings are well separated. Eye is visible. Rim is full and all letters are clear.


OBVERSE: Gown stripes are worn but show clearly except for coins before 1921 where only half are visible. Right leg is lightly worn. Left leg nearly flat and sandal is worn but visible. Center of body worn, but some of the gown is visible .

REVERSE: Breast is worn smooth. Half of the wing feathers are visible although well worn in spots. Top two layers of feathers are visible in left wing. Rim is full.


OBVERSE: Left leg is worn nearly flat. Wear spots show on head, breast, arms, and foot. Lines on skirt are visible but may be weak on coins before 1921. Breast is outlined.

REVERSE: Entire eagle is lightly worn but most major details are visible. Breast, central part of legs, and top edge of right wing are worn flat.


OBVERSE: Wear shows on head, breast, arms, and left leg. Nearly all gown lines are visible. Sandal details are complete. Breast and knee are nearly flat.

REVERSE: High points of eagle are lightly worn. Half the breast and leg feathers are visible. Central part of feathers below neck is well worn. Traces of mint luster may still show.

Grading Standards are set by the American Numismatic Association as outlined in the Official A.N.A. Grading Standards for United States Coins, Fifth Edition, copyright © 1996. This reference book is available for purchase for $13.95. Hyperlink to our Coin Supplies Page for more information.

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