Walking Liberty Blog
I have been collecting the Walking Liberty Half Dollars for some time now. I started my raw collection on July 18, 2006 when the spark of collecting reemerged within me due to the State Quarter program. I found myself collecting the Silver Eagles with the Walking Liberty design as well as begin my raw collection of as nice of coins as I can afford.
Now, over 8 years later I have all but 13 of the coins. I had to settle for the 1921's in good condition along with some of the other more expensive specimens in something less than AU or XF (or as Q. David Bowers says EF), but at the ANA this year I did pick up the 1923-S in AU! So with 13 coins left, I have enlisted the help of a local dealer to obtain the last ones I need. I'll see how this goes, I've never gone through this type of adventure with a dealer, but I think it is time to do so.
the walking liberties are cool coins and are a good goal in collecting. great job! don't give up!
The complete Walking Liberty set is a worthy goal for sure. Best of luck in getting the missing pieces.
Just curious have you picked up any more coins that you need? Why not list them and someone might read it and have a big heart and send you two or three you need. Just a thought I've seen it work!
Great coin to collect! Don't worry you'll finish them. Great story on how you got started. I have about 120 of them but nothing close to a set. Lots of luck. Enjoy them.
Nice story thanks for sharing!
Quarter quiz dude
Cool! I have about 12 walkers.
Wow! Nice blog, especially with the add-ons!
Nothing new to report except that I've been so busy I haven't been able to look into collecting anything new. However I did see a VF30 Walker that went on eBay tonight for $409 ... that was probably a good price actually, but trying to save up for the 13 I'm missing. Some gave a suggestion that I start my own WLH club. That's interesting ... not quite sure how to go about that ... but I may actually pursue that idea when I have more time.
Someone asked me today how many WLH's I have. Well honestly I didn't know! I so checked out my spreadsheet and found out! I have 107 WLH's!! My first purchase was a pair of PCGS MS65 Walkers I purchased on April 12, 2005 when I decided to get seriously back into collecting after a non-serious hiatus of 17 years. I first started collecting from 1981 to 1988, but as a kid I couldn't afford much. My biggest purchase in that phase was an "AU" 1931-S Penny for $50. My friends thought I was nuts to spend that much money on a penny. Well ... a couple decades later, I sent that penny in for certification and it came back MS-64 Brown!! WOW! :) Since this is about Walkers though I'll get back on topic. Back in April I had my sights on collecting the entire WLH Short set in PCGS MS65+. I was successful in my mission by collecting the entire set in 4 years and 20 days, completing the collection finally on May 2, 2009 by buying an 1945-D in PCGS MS67 from Heritage Auctions. There are still some of the coins I can afford to upgrade a point or two, but my main focus is turned on completing other milestones with the WLH collection, including the complete raw collection of which I'm only 13 coins away from completing! I decided to employ the dealer that sold me the 1931-S penny those decades ago to help me complete the collection. I value his judgment and more importantly his eye for quality. I look forward to someday completing the collection!