The Walking Liberty half dollar is an enduring classic engraved by Adolph A. Weinman, the designer of the Mercury dime. This graceful coin features Lady Liberty adorned in an American Flag and striding towards the rising sun with her right arm outstretched, carrying branches of laurel and oak. The reverse features a powerful perched eagle with open wings and a branch of Mountain Pine, symbolic of America. The design was exceptionally detailed compared to previous coins, which lead to persistent problems with sharpness of strike and production quality— accelerating its replacement by the Franklin half dollar in 1948. The lasting beauty of this unique design was immortalized in 1986 when the U.S. Mint chose to adopt the Walking Liberty obverse for the American Silver Eagle bullion coin, which has become one of the most widely distributed silver bullion coins in the world. Today, many of the Walking Liberty half dollar issues are scare in high grades and completion of an entire collection of these coins in uncirculated condition remains a formidable challenge for collectors and investors alike. Difficult to find with great eye appeal, this early date Walking Liberty half dollar is a wonderful example for the year and would be a star in any collection. You will receive the unique coin shown in the photos housed in a plush-lined box with a certificate of authenticity.
Type: Walking Liberty Half Dollar (1916 - 1947)
Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Weight: 12.5 grams
Diameter: 30.0 mm
Composition: 0.900 silver, 0.100 copper
Net silver weight: 0.36169 oz pure silver
Obverse Design: Liberty wearing an American flag dress with outstretched arm and carrying branches of laurel and oak / Mountain with rising sun in distance
Obverse Inscription: LIBERTY / IN GOD WE TRUST / DATE
Reverse Design: Perched eagle with open wings carrying branch of Mountain Pine
Reverse Inscription: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM / HALF DOLLAR
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