Lot Number:5
Start Time:4/30/2024 4:00:00 AM
End Time:5/19/2024 10:02:00 PM
Bid Count:12
Winning Bidder:f****3
Starting Bid:$1.00
Bid Increment:$2.50
Current Bid:$25.50
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The Walking Liberty Half Dollar was a silver coin minted in the United States from 1916 to 1947, known for its beautiful and symbolic design. Here's a closer look:


  • Obverse (front): Featured Lady Liberty in a flowing gown, striding confidently towards the rising sun with outstretched arms. This powerful and optimistic image resonated with the spirit of the times.
  • Reverse (back): Displayed a majestic American bald eagle perched on a rocky mountain ledge.

Historical Context (1916-1947):

  • Introduced in 1916, replacing the Barber Half Dollar (1892-1915).
  • Designed by Adolph A. Weinman, the Walking Liberty Half Dollar embodied the ideals of freedom, progress, and American strength, particularly relevant during World War I (1917-1918).
  • Remained in circulation throughout the Great Depression (1929-1939) and World War II (1941-1945).
  • Production ended in 1947 due to rising silver prices impacting production costs.

Popularity Among Collectors:

  • Admired for its artistic merit and historical significance, the Walking Liberty Half Dollar is a prized collectible. Collectors seek out different year issues, mint locations (identified by mintmarks), and variations in design elements. Certain rare dates and mintmarks can be especially valuable.

Condition and Value:

  • A Walking Liberty Half Dollar's value depends on its condition (grade), mint location (if marked), and year of issue. Common circulated examples can be found for $20 or so, while uncirculated specimens or rare varieties can bring hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Additional Points:

  • Made from 90% silver and 10% copper.
  • Minted at various U.S. mints, with "S" indicating San Francisco, "D" for Denver, and no mintmark for Philadelphia.
  • The Walking Liberty Half Dollar is considered one of the most beautiful U.S. coins ever minted.
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