a half dollar in silver with the Walking Liberty signature on it

Between 1916 and 1947, the United States Mint is responsible for the production of the Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollar, which is composed of ninety percent silver. A total of 0.36169 ounces of the precious metal is contained within the coin.

At the beginning of the 20th century, President Theodore Roosevelt of the United States of America started a push to improve the appearance of the coins that were in circulation across the country.

There are two designs that immediately spring to mind as favorites among collectors, and these are the $20 Saint-Gaudens Liberty Double Eagle and the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. The process of introducing new designs took several years, but there are two that instantly come to mind.

They are favored due to the fact that both of them are regarded as having some of the most stunning designs that have ever been produced on a United States coin.

Sculptor Adolph A. Weinman completed the Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollar. Weinman immigrated to the US aged 10. He started studying the arts at 15 due to his curiosity.

Weinman is well known for this half dollar and the 1916-1945 Winged Liberty Head (Mercury Dime). Despite being famed for these coins, Weinman always preferred to focus on his sculptures rather than medals.

On the Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollar's obverse, a full-length Liberty walks left. She holds laurel and oak branches in one arm and is covered in the Stars and Stripes. Her other arm faces the rising sun. The year, LIBERTY, and IN GOD WE TRUST are around her portrait. The mintmark is below the phrase on early 1916 and 1917 coins.

In addition, the mintmark of the currency can be found beneath the motto on the notes which was struck for the first time in 1916 and on select occasions in 1917.

The other side depicts a flightless eagle, its wings spread wide, ready to soar into the sky. The phrases HALF DOLLAR, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and the mintmark for pieces struck between 1917 and 1945 surround the eagle.

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