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The Walking Liberty Half Dollar was introduced in 1916 and minted until 1947. The range of years included World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II. The design of Adolph A. Weinman (AAW) was selected for the new half dollar motif to replace the Barber design which had been in use since 1892. Weinman, a sculptor, also produced the Liberty Head or “Mercury” dime introduced the same year.
During the first two years of issue, the mintmark appeared on the obverse, beneath the motto “In God We Trust.” Midway through 1917, it was moved to the reverse, near the edge at the 7 o’clock position resulting in both “Obverse” and “Reverse” mintmark varieties for that year.
The 1919-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar does not have a particularly low mintage, however gem graded examples represent a great rarity for the series. There is only a single MS-66 graded example known. This coin has sold for more than $250,000 on two separate occasions.
The design of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the history of American coinage. The obverse design was chosen to be used on the American Silver Eagle when the bullion and collector coin series was introduced in 1986.
Depicts the full figure of walking Liberty, with a long gown and American flag draped across her shoulders and billowing around her. In one hand, she holds a bouquet of olive branches, while the other hand is held outstretched before her. The sun rises from the lower left. LIBERTY is above, while IN GOD WE TRUST is to the lower right, and the date is below.
Depicts a bald eagle perched on a rock with wings raised in a defiant stance. A mountain pine springs from the rock, as a symbol of America. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is above, E PLURIBUS UNUM is to the left, and HALF DOLLAR is below.