[SOLD!] 1944 USA, American Walking Liberty, Eagle Silver Half-Dollar (50 Cents). VF-/Scarce Rare! (#331). - Emporium Antiquities
[SOLD!] 1944 USA, American Walking Liberty, Eagle Silver Half-Dollar (50 Cents). VF-/Scarce Rare! (#331). - Emporium Antiquities

[SOLD!] 1944 USA, American Walking Liberty, Eagle Silver Half-Dollar (50 Cents). VF-/Scarce Rare! (#331).

$18.00

We have on offer here, a 1944 USA, American Walking Liberty, Eagle Silver Half-Dollar (50 Cents). VF-/Scarce Rare! This Half-Dollar is known as "The Walking-Liberty".

"The Walking Liberty half dollar was a silver 50-cent piece or half dollar coin issued by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1947; it was designed by Adolph A. Weinman.

In 1915, the new Mint Director, Robert W. Woolley, came to believe that he was not only allowed but required by law to replace coin designs that had been in use for 25 years. He therefore began the process of replacing the Barber coinagedimesquarters and half dollars, all bearing similar designs by long-time Mint Engraver Charles E. Barber, and first struck in 1892. Woolley had the Commission of Fine Arts conduct a competition, as a result of which Weinman was selected to design the dime and half dollar.

Weinman's design of Liberty striding towards the Sun for the half dollar proved difficult to perfect, and Treasury Secretary William G. McAdoo, whose department included the Mint, considered having Barber create his own design. Mint officials were successful in getting Weinman's design into production, although it never struck very well, which may have been a factor in its replacement by the Franklin half dollar beginning in 1948. Nevertheless, art historian Cornelius Vermeule considered the piece to be among the most beautiful US coins. Since 1986, a modification of Weinman's obverse design has been used for the American Silver Eagle."

About The Walking Liberty:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walking_Liberty_half_dollar

Specifications:

  • Place: United States of America
  • Designer: Adolph A.Weinman
  • Year: 1944
  • Value: Half Dollar (50 cents)
  • Alloy: Silver, 0.9000 
  • Size: 30.60 mm
  • Weight: 12.500 grams
  • Vintage: > 72+ years aged
Design:
  • Obv. : Liberty walking left wearing US flag gown, sunrise at left
  • Rev. : Eagle advancing towards left

Fairly well-circulated, this is a very beautiful and attractive design! This is a great specimen of a very famous US coin!

Feels & looks better in your hand! This unique piece can be yours today! Authenticity guaranteed for life! Fairly Priced!

Note: Prices indicated are in Singapore Dollars.

Please feel free to email any questions - emporium.antiquities@gmail.com


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