In the early 20th century American currency was still made out of 90% silver. The Walking Liberty Half Dollar is one such piece of history which would make an excellent addition to any investor’s portfolio. Each coin is 0.36169 troy ounces and 0.90 pure silver (90 percent silver). The face value of each 90% Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar is $0.50 USD, but the value of the silver within each coin is well beyond the coin’s face value.
Each tube or roll will have 20 average circulated condition coins for a total face value of $10 USD.
The reverse image is the heraldic eagle of the United States. Variations of the heraldic eagle have appeared on American coinage since 1794. This variation depicts an eagle standing on a rock ledge with his wings spread open holding onto a sapling. The creator’s initials, AW, can be seen under the eagle’s tailfathers.
The obverse depicts the Walking Liberty. Lady Liberty is shown wearing an American flag around her shoulders and carrying laurel and oak branches in her left hand. The branches symbolize civil and military glory.
Both sides of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar were created in 1916 by sculptor Adolph A. Weinman. This iconic Lady Liberty is still used today on the American Silver Eagle coin introduced by the United States Mint in 1986.
The Walking Liberty Half Dollar was in production from 1916 to 1947. Earlier editions of the coins contained the mint marks “D” or “S” on the obverse of the coin. The mintmark was moved to the reverse halfway through the year in 1917. The silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar was not produced in 1922, 1924-1926, and 1930-1932.
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