1933 Walking Liberty

Started by ghipszky, May 12, 2013, 04:38:29 AM

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ghipszky

This is an awesome coin. Unfortunately it is a copy. It is gold. Is it worth anything?
Ghipszky
It is a very beautiful coin

Figleaf

Its minimum value is melt: value of the metal minus melting cost. Metal value depends on weight and metal price (possibly, the medal is gold clad). Melt cost depends on the alloy and the melter's profit margin (can be quite steep).

The medal may have an additional emotional value, e.g. you got it from someone dear to you or you like the design or you want to use it as a filler until you can afford the real thing.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

ghipszky

Hi Peter,
The coin was passed to Skee's sister when his father died. When his mother died recently, his sister gave the coin to him. I am sure we will consider it a family keepsake.
Plus, it is beautiful. I love the Walking Liberty design on the obverse and Eagle on the reverse. And anything that has any cold in it has always been intriguing for me.
Thanks Peter.
Oh, I noticed it has a copy number on it, does that mean only a certain amt of that type were made? And was the coin really minted in 1933?

Chinasmith

This piece was made in recent years (1990's or later?) not in 1933. I believe it is only gold plated.
Researcher on coins, paper money and tokens of China.