Collection: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Walking Liberty Half Dollar



Walter Ford

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The Walking Liberty Half Dollar is a 50-cent coin produced by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1947. The coin features a design of Lady Liberty walking towards the sun on the obverse and an eagle on the reverse. The design, created by Adolph A. Weinman, is considered to be one of the most beautiful American coin designs of the 20th century. The coin's name "Walking Liberty" refers to the figure of Liberty on the obverse, and the coin is also referred to as the "Walking Liberty Half." The coin was produced at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints and was struck in 90% silver and 10% copper. The half dollar was heavily used in circulation during the 1920s and 1930s and as a result, many coins were heavily worn by the time they were withdrawn from circulation. Despite this, uncirculated specimens and high-grade examples of the coin are highly sought after by collectors.