The US Mint has existed since prior to the turn of the 19th century, and since then has made a name for itself around the world. The mint regularly produces some of the world’s finest coins, and as time has worn on collectors have taken notice. Now, US Mint coins are amongst the most popular of all coins in the world and are constantly a draw of collector’s attention.
The Walking Liberty Half Dollar coin was first introduced toward the beginning of the 20th century, and though the coin is no longer being produced it is heralded as a must-have for collectors. Unfortunately, because this coin is so old there are not a large quantity of them remaining for collectors to purchase.
With regard to coins from the 1920s and earlier, collectors always first concern themselves with the condition the coin is in. Because these pieces were used on a daily basis, if not more frequently, they have had ample opportunity to become damaged over the years.
For most, having the condition of a coin judged is something that is performed by an outside coin-grading company. This is the preferred way to have a coin graded, but not everyone has the money to do this, so we have provided below a listing of the characteristics of coins of different grades.
Uncirculated: An Uncirculated coin is one that never spent any time exchanging hands on the open market. These coins have been preserved since the day they were minted and will be complete with a nice shine and all of its original texture. For collectors, there are few pieces more sought after than Uncirculated coins.
Extremely Fine: Extremely Fine is the grade reserved for coins that have spent time in circulation, but that time was extremely limited. Thanks to this limited time in circulation, these coins have been extremely well-preserved and do not show much wear or damage. Naturally, these too are sought after by collectors.
Fine: A coin that is graded as being Fine is one that was in circulation for a moderate period of time before being removed. During this time, the coin will have had ample opportunity to accumulate signs of wear and tear. With that said, the wear you see will be light in nature and not take away from the overall aesthetic quality of the coin.
Good: If the coin in question is graded as being Good, this means that it has been subjected to a lot of damage over the years. Being circulated for extended periods of time, things like heavy scratching, chipping, and other noticeable signs of damage will be able to easily be made out.
If you are trying to figure out what you might be asked to pay for a 1920 Walking Liberty Half Dollar, look no further than the condition and type of the coin. Multiple types of the Half Dollar were minted every year, so the exact type of coin you have will affect the asking price. Secondly, because condition is paramount in the eyes of collectors, the coin’s condition will also influence the asking price. Below is a chart aimed at giving you a better idea of what you can expect to pay for one of these coins given their condition and type.
1920 Walking Liberty Half Dollar
|1920 Walking Liberty Half Dollar||$18||$20||$80||$160|
|1920 Walking Liberty Half Dollar (D)||$18||$75||$450||$925|
|1920 Walking Liberty Half Dollar (S)||$18||$23||$230||$475||Source: Red Book|