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26 Oct 2021

the walking liberty half dollar and why i think its interesting

Coins | Tyler Heldt

the walking liberty half dollar is neat because it's a different design its the standing lady liberty coin. its a lot different than the half dollars we have now like the kennedy. the kennedy half dollar it just has his head on it and nothing else. also with the franklin half dollar it just has franklin's head on it. witch also is a reminder that all coins accept nickels and pennies with the acception of the war nickel are %90 silver from 1964 and below but the kennedys were %40 silver from 1970 and below. but the walking liberty was truly a piece of coinage art and history was a beautiful coin and all walking liberties are %90 silver.

Comments

Haney

Level 4

Yes I enjoy the look of a worn Walking Liberty half it was the last of the classic pieces from the teens to be replaced as the quarter was replaced in 1932, the nickle in 1938, and the dime in 1946 whereas the Walking Liberty have continued for one additional year ending in 1947. Though I have 1948 redbook that list the 1948 walking liberty half for .75 cents in Unc condition. One last thing look closely at the head of liberty as you will find it the spitting image of the mercury dime.

thatcoinguy

Level 5

Though it is worn, it is still awesome. It shows that it was used in general commerce, which I like.

Long Beard

Level 5

We owe Theodore Roosevelt for the design, one of many beginning in 1904. Known as the American coinage renaissance. If ever we were in need of a second.....

Golfer

Level 5

Liberty halfs are a favorite of mine. Nice to hold a beautiful silver coin. Thanks

Kepi

Level 6

Beautiful coin! The Walkers are a favorite of mine! ; )

Longstrider

Level 6

A beautiful coin. The Silver Eagle has basically the same obverse. Check it out.

AC coin$

Level 6

Beautiful coin.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Nice!

Mike

Level 7

Thanks for that. The Kennedy's went to silver proof back in the 1990" s not for circulation but for collectors. Thanks for the blog. P.S. Here there called cents. England there clled.pennys. Just a little information..

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