Walking Liberty Half Dollar $1 FV 90% Silver Circulated
The Walking Liberty Half Dollar was introduced in 1916 and minted until 1947. Designed by Adolph A. Weinman, the coins portrays a strong, confident image of the United States. This was fitting considering the tumultuous times during which the coins were issued. The range of years included World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II. Upon new coin’s release, the public enthusiastically welcomed the design. Today, collectors of the series continue to display that same enthusiasm.
The obverse of the coin depicts the full figure of Liberty. Lady Liberty gracefully, yet proudly represents freedom. She steps into a bright future, draped with a flowing U.S. flag. Looking toward the rising sun, she recalls that this freedom was won at a great cost. In her left arm she cradles branches of oak and laurel. These symbolize the glory of her people, their strength, and unstoppable resolve. Lady Liberty also extends her right hand in peace unto the Nations of the world. Inscriptions include “LIBERTY”, “IN GOD WE TRUST” and the date.
The reverse of the coin features an eagle perched on a rock with wings raised in a defiant stance. A mountain pine springs from the rock, symboling the strong, vibrant life of the nation. Inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”, “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and “HALF DOLLAR.”
The design of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the history of American coinage. The obverse design was chosen to be featured on the American Silver Eagle (ASE) when the bullion and collector coin series was introduced in 1986. Since the ASE series introduction, the design has been used without interruption.
Throughout the Walking Liberty series, mintages were fairly high. As a result, a circulated set can be completed without much difficulty except for a select few releases. In higher circulated grades, and especially in uncirculated condition, the completion of a full set represents a major accomplishment due to the rarity of some of the earliest releases. The 1921, 1921-D, and 1921-S are all low mintage coins that carry premiums across all grades. Later in the series, the 1938-D had an uncharacteristically low mintage and also carries a premium.
- Walking Liberty Half Dollar $1 FV 90% Silver Circulated.
- Circulated condition.
- Item will be pulled from random dates.
- Quantities up to $9 FV will come in velvet pouches.
- Quantities of $10 FV or more will come in plastic tubes.
- Quantities of $100 FV or more will come in bulk canvas bags.