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Walking Liberty Half Dollar

Walking Liberty Half Dollar

  • 1917-S 50C OBVERSE Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC AU58
    1917-S 50C OBVERSE Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 506580064

    1917-S 50C OBVERSE Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC AU58

    $3,852.50
    As low as:  
  • 1918 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS63
    1918 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS63
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 506208017

    1918 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS63

    $1,200.00
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  • 1918-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS AU58
    1918-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 506576019

    1918-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS AU58

    $1,740.00
    As low as:  
  • 1919-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS62
    1919-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS62
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 4312

    1919-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS62

    $9,900.00
    As low as:  
  • 1921-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS65
    1921-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 769529030

    1921-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS65

    $35,970.00
    As low as:  
  • 1921-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC XF45 (769947012)
    1921-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC XF45 (769947012)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 769947012

    1921-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC XF45 (769947012)

    $5,002.50
    As low as:  
  • 1927-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS AU58
    1927-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 4313

    1927-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS AU58

    $2,650.00
    As low as:  
  • 1928-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS AU58
    1928-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 4314

    1928-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS AU58

    $2,750.00
    As low as:  
  • 1929-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS61
    1929-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS61
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 769214038

    1929-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS61

    $750.00
    As low as:  
  • 1933-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (768136043)
    1933-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (768136043)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 768136043

    1933-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (768136043)

    $13,320.00
    As low as:  
  • 1934 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (506188002)
    1934 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (506188002)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 506188002

    1934 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (506188002)

    $1,500.00
    As low as:  
  • 1934 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (519053018)
    1934 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (519053018)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 519053018

    1934 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (519053018)

    $1,800.00
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  • 1934 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (766265028)
    1934 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (766265028)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766265028

    1934 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (766265028)

    $1,800.00
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  • 1934 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (766914007)
    1934 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (766914007)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766914007

    1934 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (766914007)

    $1,500.00
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  • 1934 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (768515003)
    1934 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (768515003)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 768515003

    1934 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (768515003)

    $1,560.00
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  • 1934 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (769075020)
    1934 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (769075020)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 769075020

    1934 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (769075020)

    $1,500.00
    As low as:  
  • 1934-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS64
    1934-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 506006010

    1934-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS64

    $562.50
    As low as:  
  • 1936 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+
    1936 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 765116002

    1936 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+

    $1,800.00
    As low as:  
  • 1936 50C Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC PR66 (765813008)
    1936 50C Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC PR66 (765813008)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 765813008

    1936 50C Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC PR66 (765813008)

    $4,887.50
    As low as:  
  • 1936 50C Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC PR67 (761840038)
    1936 50C Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC PR67 (761840038)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 761840038

    1936 50C Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC PR67 (761840038)

    $8,249.00
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  • 1936 50C Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC PR67 (769563021)
    1936 50C Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC PR67 (769563021)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 769563021

    1936 50C Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC PR67 (769563021)

    $7,627.50
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  • 1936 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (518973121)
    1936 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (518973121)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 518973121

    1936 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (518973121)

    $1,020.00
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  • 1936 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (763449003)
    1936 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (763449003)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 763449003

    1936 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (763449003)

    $1,020.00
    As low as:  
  • 1936 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (769221008)
    1936 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (769221008)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 769221008

    1936 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (769221008)

    $1,050.00
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  • 1936-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66+
    1936-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766917006

    1936-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66+

    $1,380.00
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  • 1936-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66 (519743024)
    1936-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66 (519743024)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 519743024

    1936-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66 (519743024)

    $1,260.00
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  • 1937 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66+
    1937 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766416011

    1937 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66+

    $593.75
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  • 1938 50C Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC PR68
    1938 50C Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC PR68
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 770676002

    1938 50C Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC PR68

    $4,830.00
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  • 1938 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66
    1938 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 764072013

    1938 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66

    $593.75
    As low as:  
  • 1938 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67
    1938 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766337013

    1938 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67

    $1,620.00
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  • 1938-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66 (765833021)
    1938-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66 (765833021)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 765833021

    1938-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66 (765833021)

    $2,400.00
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  • 1938-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66+ (766863002)
    1938-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66+ (766863002)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766863002

    1938-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66+ (766863002)

    $2,520.00
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  • 1939 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+
    1939 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 762048009

    1939 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+

    $1,200.00
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  • 1939 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+ (762048008)
    1939 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+ (762048008)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 762048008

    1939 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+ (762048008)

    $1,200.00
    As low as:  
  • 1939 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+ (762048011)
    1939 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+ (762048011)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 762048011

    1939 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+ (762048011)

    $1,200.00
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  • 1939 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+ (762048013)
    1939 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+ (762048013)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 762048013

    1939 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+ (762048013)

    $1,200.00
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  • 1939 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+ (762048014)
    1939 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+ (762048014)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 762048014

    1939 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+ (762048014)

    $1,200.00
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  • 1939 50C Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC PR67 (766550012)
    1939 50C Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC PR67 (766550012)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766550012

    1939 50C Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC PR67 (766550012)

    $1,080.00
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  • 1939 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (765116007)
    1939 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (765116007)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 765116007

    1939 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (765116007)

    $660.00
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  • 1939 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+
    1939 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 764033006

    1939 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67+

    $1,080.00
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  • 1939-D 50C CAC Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS67+
    1939-D 50C CAC Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS67+
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 519743032

    1939-D 50C CAC Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS67+

    $4,887.50
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  • 1939-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67
    1939-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759948003

    1939-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67

    $1,320.00
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  • 1939-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (769233005)
    1939-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (769233005)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 769233005

    1939-D 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (769233005)

    $1,380.00
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  • 1939-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66 (767090024)
    1939-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66 (767090024)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 767090024

    1939-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66 (767090024)

    $600.00
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  • 1939-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (764026018)
    1939-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (764026018)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 764026018

    1939-S 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (764026018)

    $1,500.00
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  • 1940 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (768282001)
    1940 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (768282001)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 768282001

    1940 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (768282001)

    $600.00
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  • 1941 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (764629007)
    1941 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (764629007)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 764629007

    1941 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (764629007)

    $600.00
    As low as:  
  • 1941 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (769484007)
    1941 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (769484007)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 769484007

    1941 50C Mike Castle Blk Core Franklin Series Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (769484007)

    $562.50
    As low as:  
  • 1941 50C Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar CACG PR66
    1941 50C Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar CACG PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 766020017

    1941 50C Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar CACG PR66

    $690.00
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  • 1941 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (505854003)
    1941 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (505854003)
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 505854003

    1941 50C Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS67 (505854003)

    $660.00
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Walking Liberty Halves

Robert W. Woolley was appointed and approved as Director of the US Mint in March of 1915. He called for the redesign of the Dime, Quarter and Half Dollar, all of which had been designed by the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, Charles E. Barber and had been struck from 1892 to the current day. Woolley asked Barber to prepare new designs, which he did. But they were “not acceptable.” Woolley and the Commission of Fine Arts conducted a competition among three experienced outside artists to redesign all three of these coins.

Among the competing artists, two artists were selected to design these 3 new coins. Hermon MacNeil was selected to design the Quarter after his Standing Liberty design was approved. Adolph Alexander Weinman’s designs for the Dime and Half Dollar were also selected. For the Dime, he had designed a Winged Liberty Head, which was confused for the Roman God Mercury. For the Half Dollar, Weinman created a design with Miss Liberty striding towards a rising sun.  

Weinman’s Half Dollar obverse has a full-length depiction of Miss Liberty, facing left, the Stars and Stripes, now part of her gown flying in the breeze. She was taking strides towards a rising sun, with rays emanating from the core, representing a new day for America. She has branches of laurel and oak in her left arm and her right arm extends as in a greeting. The motto “LIBERTY” is in large type behind her and below is another motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST.” The date is centered below her figure and recessed.

The reverse design similarly depicted an eagle, facing left, perched high upon a mountain, wings unfolded, a small mountain pine springing through the rocks. The legend “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” surmounts the periphery with the denomination “HALF DOLLAR” just below it. “E PLURIBUS UNUM” is beneath the rocks at the base of the reverse of the coin.

Since 1840, the mintmarks on any half dollar coins had always appeared on the reverse of the coins. But with the initial 1916-year coins, both the “D” and “S” mintmarks were placed on the obverse, just under “IN GOD WE TRUST.” But in February of 1917, the mintmarks were moved to the reverse of the coin, but not before a combined mintage of 1.6 million coins were struck in January and February at the Denver and San Francisco mints.  

The 1916 through 1921 years saw coins struck at all three mints, though in 1921, about one million coins were struck at the combined three mints. From that point onward, there mintages were irregular overall. There were no coins struck in 1922 and 1924 through 1926. The only coins struck in 1923, 1927 and 1928 were in San Francisco. In 1929 no coins were struck in Philadelphia, but the drought of coins continued as no coins were struck or dated in 1930, 1931 and 1932. In 1933, only San Francisco minted any Walking Liberty Half Dollars. There was little demand in those years as the Peace Dollar was plentiful and as the Depression covered the country small silver coins were more affordable and saw significant use. Between 1934 and the end of the series in 1947, all three mints struck coins with only minor exceptions.

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