One of the most beautiful designs ever to feature on a circulation American coin is that of Walking Liberty. Now the popular face of the Silver American Eagle Coins, the Walking Liberty design was originally used on the US half-dollar coin from 1916 to 1947 and was designed at the time by Adolph A. Weinman. Now, 90% Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollars are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of small plastic bags!
- Date marks include the years 1916 to 1947!
- Consists of .3619 Troy ounces of actual silver content per coin.
- Issued individual face values of $.50 (USD) by the United States.
- On the obverse is the image of Walking Liberty.
- The reverse includes an American bald eagle.
- Total face value of $1 (USD).
- Random date marks are chosen based on availability and you could receive matching date marks for your two coins in this listing.
Adolph A. Weinman created the design known as Walking Liberty for the US half-dollar circulation coin. The design was introduced in 1916 and replaced the Barber Coinage design. Charles E. Barber was the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint and had held the position since 1892 when he designed the Liberty bust for the dime, quarter, and half-dollar coins.
Under US federal law, the US Mint must use coin designs for at least 25 years before considering replacements. The Barber Coinage designs were considered outdated by the early 20th century and all three designs were replaced in 1916. While Barber was given the chance to submit designs, none of his were chosen as Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty design earned a spot on the half dollar and Weinman’s Winged Liberty design won the spot on the dime.
On the obverse of 90% Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollars is the left-profile figure of Liberty. She is depicted walking from right to left as she stretches her right hand out to the sun on the horizon of the design field. She is draped in the American flag and holds the branches of laurel and oak in her left hand.
The reverse of Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollars includes an American bald eagle. One of the few coins to not use the heraldic eagle design, the Walking Liberty Half Dollar features an American bald eagle on the edge of a cliff with a sapling branch clutched in its talons.
These 90% Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar Coins are available with small plastic bags containing a total of two coins for a total face value of $1 (USD) for the listing. Date marks in this listing are chosen at random once your payment is processed and it is possible your Walking Liberty Half Dollars may have the same dates.
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