The United States Mint’s centennial celebration of three of its greatest historical designs comes to an end with a focus on the beloved Walking Liberty design. Launched in 1916, the Walking Liberty Half Dollar remained in circulation longer than any of the other 1916 designs, replaced in 1948 by a new half-dollar design. Right now, the 2016 ½ oz Gold American Walking Liberty Half Dollar Coin is available in near-perfect condition on Silver.com.
- Third and final Gold American Centennial coin released!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Features a 100th Anniversary Label.
- Consists of one-half troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of $.50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a grade of Specimen Proof 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Designated an Early Release coin.
- Obverse features the image of Walking Liberty.
- Reverse bears the American bald eagle on a perch.
Gold American Centennial Coins are just the third offering of 24-karat gold coins in the history of the United States Mint. The special occasion marks the 100th anniversary of three iconic coin designs released in 1916.
Among those designs is the famous Walking Liberty design from Adolph A. Weinman. Already considered one of the finest American coin designs ever, Walking Liberty is currently the face of the Silver American Eagle coin series from the US Mint. Now, its 100th anniversary is celebrated on a one-half troy ounce coin with 24-karat gold and a commemorative face value of $.50 (USD).
Each 2016 ½ oz Gold American Walking Half Dollar Quarter coin in this listing earned a near-perfect SP69 grade from the NGC. Coins in this condition have a mirrored finish, full, original mint luster, and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. As an Early Release specimen, these coins were received for grading by the NGC within the first 30 days of the US Mint’s established release date.
On the obverse of the coin you’ll find the iconic Walking Liberty design, which features a full-length depiction of Liberty with the American flag draped around her shoulders as she strides toward the setting sun.
The reverse of the 2016 ½ oz Gold American Walking Liberty Half Dollar Coin features Weinman’s American bald eagle design. This particular imagery depicts the bald eagle resting on its perch on a cliff side, with its wings spreading in preparation to take flight.
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