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walking liberty half dollar patterns
nickel that hasn’t been seen in a decade, or the once-in-a-blue-moon offering of a Walking Liberty half dollar, among very few others. What is missing from this rarified line-up is the Peace dollar. It is also notable that some of the precious few Mercury dime and walking liberty half dollar patterns are worn or otherwise seriously mishandled, perhaps as many as half of the known examples. This suggests a distinct shift in either the official policies regarding experimental coins, or their handling after their purpose was served. In the case of the Peace dollars, we know of at least one worn piece, found in circulation. It leads one to wonder if there are more such pieces that have gone unnot