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Walking Liberty Half Dollar

Walking Liberty half-dollar coins are known for their attractive, intricate design, and for the relative scarcity of collector-grade examples. If you’re looking for a high-quality rare coin to add to your collection, Mint State Gold can help. We are one of the best places to buy Walking Liberty silver half-dollars online, with a regularly updated inventory of products in excellent condition. Follow the links below to explore your options and learn more about the benefits of collecting or investing in rare silver coins. Place an order online or contact our office directly for assistance.

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Background

The idea for the Walking Liberty half-dollar came about in 1915 when U.S. Mint Director Robert Wooley began the process of replacing all coinage created by engraver Charles Barber. Working with the United States Commission of Fine Arts, Wooley chose sculptor Adolph Weinman to lead the redesign of the Barber half-dollar and dime.

By the following year, production of the Weinman-designed Walking Liberty half-dollar began in the U.S. Mint's Philadelphia facility, expanding to Denver and San Francisco shortly afterwards. Walking Liberty half-dollars remained in production until 1947, though numbers waned in the 20s and 30s. None were minted in 1922 or between 1924-26 and 1930-32.

Design Details

The Walking Liberty half-dollar is known for its highly stylized design depicting the full-length figure of Liberty in motion with one arm extended in a welcoming gesture and the other carrying a laurel branch emblematic of victory. The coin's reverse features an equally ornate eagle rising from a mountaintop perch. Weinman’s initials can be seen under the eagle’s tail feathers.

The design won immediate praise from numismatic experts. To this day, it’s well-regarded by collectors and considered one of the most attractive and ambitious ever to appear on U.S. coinage.

Grading and Certification

Walking Liberty coins are an excellent investment or collectors’ piece. Though a small number of brilliant Proof coins were minted between 1936 and 1942, most Liberty half-dollars available today are business strike. Examples from the 1930s and 40s have a particularly strong following among collectors.

Our inventory consists of attractive, high-quality Walking Liberty half-dollars that have been certified MS64 or higher by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) or the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Browse our available products using the links below.

Our Inventory

Mint State Gold has several Walking Liberty half-dollars for sale in our online store. We take care to provide a carefully curated selection of products for all customers. We offer a 14-day satisfaction guarantee on numismatic products, as well as free shipping on all items.

In everything we do, our goal is to be a trusted partner to all rare coin enthusiasts. Our management team has more than 50 years’ experience in the field — we’d be happy to help you make an informed purchase based on your investing or collecting goals.

To get started, contact our office by phone or email today.

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