value of my coin?

Hi i have a 1941 walking liberty half dollar. I have been trying to figure out how much its worth for years. I found it with my metal detector so it has some wear on it.

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Vyger6 years ago
Do a search on eBay and see what they are selling for. Keep in mind what somebody is asking for one and what the actual sale prices have been are 2 different things. EBay is one of the best places to figure out that value of things now because it shows what someone is actually willing to pay for something.
By the way, silver has gone up a lot in value lately.
Alternatively, find a local store that caters to the coin collecting hobby and ask them to help you figure out what it's worth. For a single coin they probably won't charge for the service, since they want to get you interested in building a collection.

(I've got a bag full of old coins which some day I will ask someone to value.)

BTW, see the "Beginners Guide to Collecting Coins" Instructable.
If you do happen to go the local store route, never, ever let them tell you "face value" or only a little above. Many times they are looking to get something of value for almost nothing. Always get multiple appraisals before even thinking of parting with "your" treasure.

Also, never let them take it into the back to take a "closer look". This is often a bait and switch tactic. If they can't look at it in front of you, then they shouldn't look at it at all.All they need is a jewelers loupe and a strong light - things that should be at hand. A camera recording the process would help in the event something happens...Thank G.. for camera phones!

Not being paranoid, just warning that there are MANY unscrupulous people out there.

joelr97 (author)  Quercus austrina6 years ago
thank you
joelr97 (author)  orksecurity6 years ago
thank you very much
joelr97 (author)  Vyger6 years ago
Thank you for your help
AndyGadget6 years ago

The melt value (i.e. the value of the metals - 90% silver, 10% copper) is $12:60 today, which is the minimum a dealer would pay.  If it was a fine example of a less common one (e.g. 1917), you could be looking at $1300 to $2000 or so.  Unfortunately, 1941 is not a sought after year.
joelr97 (author)  AndyGadget6 years ago
thank you
I've just noticed - that is a live feed.
Your melt value is now $12:77!