A silver U.S. Walking Liberty half dollar, dated between 1940-1945. These coins are in About Uncirculated condition or better, with light wear and moderate mint luster. In the designer's own words, the obverse features "a full-length figure of Lady Liberty, wearing a gown of the American Flag, the folds of the Stars and Stripes flapping in the breeze, progressing in full stride toward the dawn of a new day, carrying branches of laurel and oak, symbolic of civil and military glory. The hand of the figure is outstretched in bestowal of the spirit of liberty. The reverse of the half dollar shows an eagle perched high upon a mountain crag, his wings unfolded, fearless in spirit and conscious of his power. Springing from a rift in the rock is a sapling of mountain pine, symbolic of America." The Walking Liberty half dollar series was one of several new coin designs introduced in the first decades of the 20th century, the ultimate result of Teddy Roosevelt's effortrs to beautify the nation's coinage. The Walking Liberty replaced the Barber half dollar design, which had been used since 1892 and was not considered particularly attractive or notable. While the half dollar itself was not a widely used coin in comparison to smaller denominations, the Walking Liberty design quickly gained widespread acclaim and is now recognized as one of the most beautiful designs ever used on U.S. coinage. While the series ended in 1947, the U.S. Mint eventually repurposed the Walking Liberty design for the American Eagle series of gold bullion coins. Each Walking Liberty half dollar measures 30.6mm in diameter, weighs 12.5g, and is made of .900 fine silver. Each coin will be shipped in a archival-quality mylar flip, secured in a corrugated cardboard safety mailer by Original Skin Coins. Each flip also includes a small insert with basic info on the coin.
You are purchasing a beautiful 1988-S John F. Kennedy Half Dollar Clad Proof Coin. These coins ONLY come from original United States Mint Proof Sets. This coin is in beautiful Deep Cameo condition.
The Kennedy Half Dollar is a Fifty Cent US Coin and was first minted in 1964. It was put into place rather quickly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 to replace the popular Benjamin Franklin Half Dollar. Many of the earlier coins were hoarded by collectors as momentos of JFK, then the rising price of silver caused many of them to be melted for their silver content. The obverse of the coin depicts a bust of John F. Kennedy with the words Liberty and In God We Trust and was designed by Gilroy Roberts. The reverse is an eagle with a shield and the words United States of America and Half Dollar and was designed by Frank Gasparro. The coins were originally 90% Silver, but in 1965, began to be produced with only 40% Silver and in 1971 Silver was entirely eliminated.
1992-D US Columbus Quincentenary Commemorative Uncirculated Half DollarThe United States Mint certifies that this coin is a genuine 1992 Columbus Quincentenary Commemorative Uncirculated Half Dollar, struck in accordance with legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President on May 13, 1992 into Public Law 102-281. This coin was produced by the Department of the Treasury, United States Mint to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Columbus' Discovery of the New World.Coin DesignsThe obverse (heads side) design features Columbus landing in the New WorldThe reverse (tails) design features 3 ships: Nina, Pinta and the Santa MariaOur "vintage" US Mint products have been previously owned. They are hand-inspected to ensure they are complete and include all original US Mint packaging. Vintage coins may show some effects of aging and packaging may have some minimal wear and tear.The "Stock Images" used in this description are an indicator of the quality of the item you will receive. The actual item you will receive is guaranteed to be as described and depicted.