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Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Walking Liberty Half Dollar

The United States Walking Liberty half dollar is a silver coin that was minted from 1916 to 1947. The coin features a design of Lady Liberty walking towards the sun, with the American flag draped around her shoulders. The reverse side of the coin features an eagle perched on a rock, with its wings spread wide. The Walking Liberty half dollar was designed by Adolph A. Weinman, a well-known sculptor and artist. Weinman had previously designed the Mercury dime, which was also minted during this time period. The Walking Liberty half dollar was intended to replace the Barber half dollar, which had been in circulation since 1892.

The Walking Liberty half dollar was first minted in 1916, and it quickly became popular among collectors and the general public. The coin was minted in various locations across the United States, including Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. The Walking Liberty half dollar underwent several design changes throughout its history, but the overall design remained relatively consistent. During World War II, the demand for silver increased, and the United States Mint began melting down silver coins, including the Walking Liberty half dollar. The coin was eventually replaced by the Franklin half dollar in 1948.