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Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Walking Liberty Half Dollar

Walking Liberty Half Dollar


  • Silver Content – 0.36169 oz.
  • Gross Weight – 12.50 g
  • Composition – 90% silver, 10% copper
  • Coin Diameter – 30.6 mm
  • Mint Dates – 1916-1947
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Overview

In 1915, United States Mint Director Robert W. Woolley commissioned three noted sculptors to design three silver coins – the Mercury dime, the Standing Liberty quarter and the Walking Liberty half dollar (AKA “Liberty Walking" or “Walker). A. A. Weinman was awarded the designs for both the dime and the half dollar.

Design

The coin’s obverse (front) shows Lady Liberty cloaked in the U.S. flag and walking toward a new day, carrying laurel and oak branches. “IN GOD WE TRUST” is right of her calf. The Walking Liberty half dollars are the last regular-issue silver coins with Lady Liberty, but the United States Mint copied the design for its silver American Eagle bullion coins. The reverse has an American bald eagle with spread wings. Weinman’s initials, AAW, are under its wing tip. The eagle perches on a rocky crag with pine sapling growing in the cracks. The mint mark is below the pine sapling for all coins struck after 1917, before which it was on the obverse, under the motto.

Minting

Walking Liberty half dollars were minted from 1916-1947, except for 1922, 1924-26 and 1930-32.

Valuation

This is a premium coin, meaning the coin’s price includes a premium above the melt value of the precious metal it contains, which includes Augusta’s margin. This premium is solely determined and controlled by Augusta, based on factors Augusta deems valuable in determining and controlling such premium. Other retailers may not recognize the premium value that Augusta recognizes for this premium coin and may only be willing to pay as little as the melt value for this coin (the value of the precious metal that the coin contains). If you sell this coin to a retailer that does not recognize the premium value assessed by Augusta at the time of sale, then such sale may result in significant losses. Augusta cannot guarantee that it will buyback any item it sells and cannot guarantee another retailer will purchase this premium coin.

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