You are bidding on a Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollar Brilliant Uncirculated Coin. This coin is in beautiful original Brilliant Uncirculated condition. This is a great way to both own silver AND collect a piece of history.
The Walking Liberty Half Dollar ("Walker") was a Silver Fifty Cent piece and was minted from 1916-1947. It was designed by Adolph A. Weinman. The design of this beautiful US Coin depicts a full length figure of Lady Liberty holding branches of laurel and oak with her gown of stars and stripes flowing in the breeze.... walking forward in full stride toward the dawn of a new day.... very symbolic of the glory of the U.S . The reverse shows an eagle with wings unfolded on a perch symbolizing the strength and fearless spirit of America. It is a truly beautiful design and is currently used on the obverse of the Silver American Eagle.
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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.
A small coin collection of 5 old U.S. bronze and silver coins, including the following: 1 Indian Head Cent, dated between 1859-1909 1 Buffalo Nickel, dated between 1913-1938 1 silver Mercury Dime, dated between 1917-1945 1 silver Standing Liberty Quarter, dated between 1917-1930 1 silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar, dated between 1916-1947 Each coin will be in average circulated condition with moderate wear but no problems. Each coin will grade Fine or better. The 5 coins will all have different dates, with no holes, gouges, graffiti, or counter-stamps. Pictures provide an example of the coins and quality you will receive. On hand and ships immediately.
A silver U.S. Franklin half dollar from 1956. These coins are in Mint State Brilliant Uncirculated condition, with no wear and strong luster. The obverse side of the coin features a portrait of Benjamin Franklin, notable eccentric and Founding Father. The reverse side of the coin features the Liberty Bell. The Franklin half dollar series was the successor of the Walking Liberty half dollar series and the predecessor of the Kennedy half dollar series. The coin was the brainchild of U.S. Mint director Nellie Ross, an admirer of Franklin, who felt a replacement was needed for the "outdated" Walking Liberty design (first minted in 1916). After the first draft of the Franklin half design was completed, the Mint realized that a law from 1873 dictated that all coins of higher value than a dime must feature an eagle within their design. Rather than abandoning the Liberty Bell reverse, the Mint decided to insert a small eagle to the right of the bell. As some historians noted, Franklin himself would have disapproved of the coin, as he opposed featuring portraits of men on the first American coins and instead favored coin designs featuring thought-inspiring proverbs. Specifications: Each coin measures 30.6mm in diameter, weighs 12.5g, and is made of .900 fine silver. Each coin will be secured in an archival-quality Mylar flip, and each flip will be secured in a corrugated cardboard safety mailer. If you have any questions about these coins (or about coin collecting in general), please send me (O.S.C.) a message and I'll be happy to respond.