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(1916-1947) Walking Liberty Half-Dollar Coin

CoinTrapTM Commentary: The obverse of the Walking Liberty Half-Dollar Coin features Lady Liberty in a flowing gown with one arm outstretched and the other arm holding an olive branch. This is considered one of the best designed coins of all time. The design of the obverse of this coin was so beloved by the public that it was adopted and reused for the American Silver Eagle Coin series beginning in 1986.

Composed of 90% silver and 10% copper, this coin has not only intrinsic value, but sentimental and historical value as well.  The coin collector community was quite happy to see the Walking Liberty’s predecessor coin (the Barber half-dollar) get replaced with the Walking Liberty Half, as nobody really liked the Barber.

Key dates for the Walking Liberty Half-Dollar include: 1916-P, 1916-S, 1916-D Obverse Mint Mark, 1916-S Obverse Mint Mark, 1919-P, 1921-P, 1921-D, 1921-S, and the 1938-D.

Coin Value: What is the value of your Walking Liberty Half-Dollar coin? Well, it depends (surprised?) The Walking Liberty Half-Dollar coin worth or value depends on these main factors: (1) your coin’s grade, (2) whether it is a proof coin (Deep Cameo or DCAM) having a mirror-like polished finish, (3) the mint (e.g., S for San Francisco, and D for Denver, P or blank for Philadelphia), and (4) scarcity/demand.  Regarding your coin’s grade, it has become a standard in the field of numismatics (coin collecting) to grade coins on a point-scale from 1 (poor) to 70 (perfect).  This is also referred to as the “Mint State” or just “MS” for short.  Click here to find the up-to-date estimated value of your Walking Liberty Half-Dollar coin from the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS®), which takes the factors mentioned above into account*.  If you do not know the grade of your Walking Liberty Half-Dollar coin, you can take it to your local coin dealer and ask that they have it graded at one of the three major coin grading services.

Walking Liberty Half-Dollar Coin Mint Years: 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1946, 1947

Walking Liberty Half-Dollar - Obverse

Walking Liberty Half-Dollar - Reverse

Obverse - Walking Liberty Half-Dollar Coin

Designer: Adolph A. Weinman

Reverse - Walking Liberty Half-Dollar Coin

Engraver: Adolph A. Weinman

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      President Theodore Roosevelt made a concerted effort to replace and update American Coinage around the turn of the twentieth century. The Walking Liberty Half-Dollar coin was one result of that effort.

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