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Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Walking Liberty Half Dollars were minted from 1916 to 1947. The coin is named after its representation of Liberty on the obverse. The coin's obverse and reverse was designed by Adolph A. Weinman and his mark, "AAW," appears under the eagle's wing feathers on the reverse. The Walking liberty half dollar coin’s design was created in 1916 and used for the fifty cent piece for three decades. The amazing details of the silver walking liberty half dollar art were often hard to recreate during the minting process, and the coins still in existence vary in quality.
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Walking Liberty Half Dollar Coins for Sale


Our Walking Liberty Half Dollars are graded expertly using Photograde standards. We carry a wide range of Walking Liberty Halves graded from Good to Extra Fine condition.

The Walking Liberty Half Dollar was minted from 1916 - 1947. The mint marks for the Walking Liberty Half Dollar were located on the obverse under 'In God We Trust' in 1916 and 1917. In April 1917, the mint mark was moved to the reverse. It is located to the lower left of 'half dollar' along the rim at the 8 o'clock position.

The coins are 30.6mm in diameter and are made primarily of silver. The silver content of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar is 90%.


Grading Walking Liberty Half Dollars

G4 Good - Rims are defined. Motto IN GOD WE TRUST readable. VG7 Very Good - Motto is distinct. About half of skirt lines at left are clear. F12 Fine - All skirt lines evident, but worn in spots. Details in sandal below motto are clear. VF20 Very Fine - Skirt lines sharp including leg area. Little wear on breast and right arm. EF40 Extra Fine - All skirt lines bold. AU50 Almost Uncirculated - Slight trace of wear on head, knee and breast tips also on the claws and head.