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Walking Liberty Half Dollar Values And History
WALKING LIBERTY HISTORY
The Walking Liberty half dollar is highly considered one of the best designed coins throughout the U.S. Mint history. The Walking Liberty half dollar was designed by Mr. Adolph A. Weinman. It is made out of 90% silver and 10% copper-nickel. It is made with 0.36169 ounces of pure silver with a diameter of 30.6 mm. The coin was first produced in 1916 to replace the famous Barber Half Dollar and lasted until 1947 when it was replaced by the Benjamin Franklin Half Dollar.
The front of the coin depicts "Lady Liberty" walking. "LIBERTY" is seen centered at the top with the date centered at the bottom. The sun is seen rising on the left side and Lady Liberty is shown in a long gown with an olive branch in her hand. On the reverse side of the coin, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" is centered at top and "HALF DOLLAR" is centered on the bottom. An eagle is perched on an olive branch. As you can see above, the coin has a magnificent design.
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WALKING LIBERTY HALF DOLLAR VALUES
Walking Liberty half dollars can be extremely valuable. The Walking Liberty half dollar is extremely difficult to find in mint condition, mainly from the early years of production. That is why uncirculated coins can be worth $100-$1,000 or more. In good grade, common date coins are worth around $7. The 1916 Walking Liberty Half Dollar is worth around $45 and the 1916-S is worth close to $120 in good grade. Coin values for these reach the thousands for high grade coins. The 1921 Walker is worth around $210, the 1921-D is worth nearly $400 and the 1921-S is worth $50. Walking Liberty Half Dollars were produced in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco.
Unlike most coin series from the past, there were only one known minting error for the Walking Liberty series. There was a double die reverse made in 1946 and it is the only known error of the series. It is valued at a few hundred dollars. Proofs from this series vary in value from $100-$1000.
Walking Liberty values depend on the condition and rarity of the coin. Keep in mind, these values are based on a good grade. Most of these coins on average are probably in that grade. However, they're great specimens of this coin. Values can reach hundreds to thousands for high graded coins of this series. The higher the grade, the higher the value. Walking Liberty half dollar are also known as "Walkers". The value of these coins constantly change because of the silver content in the coin. As of now, that value is around $7.
It is always best to get a second opinion when buying or selling coins. Always try to find someone that you know and trust if possible. Depending on the situation and circumstances, you may be able to sell a coin for value price or someone may pay you more if they need it for their collection. The value of your coin depends on the rarity and condition of the coin. You can find the value of your coin by adding the base price and accurately grading your coin on the grading scale. I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have or feel free to leave me a comment.
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San Francisco Mint
The San Francisco Mint produced the Walking Liberty half dollar, along with Denver and Philadelphia.