One of the featured lots in our July 7-10 Long Beach Signature auction is a double-struck Walking Liberty half dollar graded MS64 by NGC. This is a remarkable mint error on a classic obsolete type.

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Undated S-Mint Liberty Walking Half Dollar – Double Strike. Image courtesy Heritage Auctions.

The first strike was normal, but the coin was struck a second time, widely off-center toward six o’clock, at six o’clock relative to the first strike. The second strike obliterates the date and STATES OF from the initial strike. The large S mintmark makes it likely that the coin was struck during World War II.

The brilliant and lustrous surfaces show only incidental marks. A search of the Heritage archives indicate only two prior appearances of a double struck Walking Liberty half: lots 3797 and 3791 in our November 2013 Signature auction. These lots respectively realized $24,675 and $41,125.
 


NGC-Certified Walking liberty Half Dollars Currently Available on eBay

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1945-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar MS 66, NGC 50c C00044874 Current Price: $125.0
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1938 Walking Liberty Half Dollar MS 63, NGC 50c C00044842 Current Price: $140.0
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1942-D NGC Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS 65 ** Attractive Toning! Current Price: $55.0
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1940 Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC PF65 OLD HOLDER Current Price: $375.0
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1940-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS63- Booming Luster, PQ for the Grade Current Price: $95.0
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1945-D Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar 50c NGC MS66 90% Silver Sharp Coin Current Price: $150.17
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