We are pleased to offer for sale this Walking Liberty Set including 1916 through 1947 P, D,& S Walking Liberty Silver Half DollarsinCirculated G-4 or better condition together with a Liberty Walking Half Dollars Album (#7160) and Slipcase by Dansco. A total of 65 Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollars are included in thisset. These Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollars are all in circulated G-4 or better condition. These are 90% silver Walking Liberty Half Dollars . This Walking Liberty Set includes one of each business strike Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollarreleased from 1916 through 1947 from the Philadelphia (P), Denver (D), and San Francisco (S) Mints.
The Dansco Liberty Walking Half Dollars Album includes 4 pages and holds all of the business strike Walking Liberty Silver Halves from 1916 to 1947. Dansco albums feature two gold-stamped posts within the brown leatherette binder to hold the pages in place. Clear plastic slides within each page ensure secure storage and allow for easy viewing of both sides of the coins. Information on each Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollar is imprinted under the port for the coin on the page. The Dansco archival quality slipcase is produced with Silver-Guard corrosion-inhibiting protection. No other product on the market matches Silver-Guard protection against corrosion. Unlike other competing anti-corrosion albums that incorporate only a 1/2 mm of anti-corrosion material, Silver-Guard offers a dense 2 mm coating for years of protection. Both the Liberty Walking Silver Half Dollars album and slipcase are new from our inventory and made in the U.S.A.
The 65 Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollars, Dansco Liberty Walking Half Dollars Album, and Dansco Slipcase included in the set are:
Information on the Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollar series:
The Coinage Act of 1890 required that each coin design be in production for a minimum of 25 years. In 1915, U.S. Mint Director Robert W. Woolley misinterpreted the act and determined that no coin design could stay in production for more than 25 years. Determined that he must replace the Barber Half Dollar, as it had been in production for almost 25 years, Mr. Woolley requested and was granted permission to redesign the half dollar, as well as the dime and the quarter dollar.
German born sculptor Adolph Weinman won a competition among a limited group of artists for the new designs and was commissioned for both the new dime and half-dollar. The figure of Liberty is, in his own words, "progressing in full stride toward the dawn of a new day, carrying branches of laurel and oak, symbolic of civil and military glory." On the reverse side is the image of an eagle meant to represent fearlessness and power. Beneath the tips of the eagle's wings is Weinman's monogram of AW.
On all 1916 coins and some 1917 coins the mintmark can be found on the obverse side below the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. On some 1917 issues and all subsequent issues, the mintmark is found on the reverse, to the left of the words HALF DOLLAR.
Many collectors and numismatics believe this half dollar to be one of the most exquisite silver coins to be issued from the U.S. Mint.
Walking Liberty Half Dollars were issued by the Philadelphia, Denver and, San Francisco Mints.
This Walking Liberty Set makes a great gift for the beginning collector through the experienced numismatist!