The first issue of the Walking Liberty half dollar appeared in 1916, designed by the well-known sculptor and medallist Adolph Weinman. It came at the instigation of then-new Mint Engraver Robert Woolley, who believed he was required by law to replace coinage that had been in production for 25 years and sought out new work to replace the famous Barber Coinage that had featured a series of similar designs by Charles Barber on dimes, quarters, and half dollars. Weinman’s design for the half dollar, featuring Lady Liberty striding toward the sun, was always difficult to strike but captivating in its beauty, and remained in production for just over three decades. The 1944-D Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar is available for online purchase from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a protective plastic slab labeled with the coin’s earned NGC grade!
- Issued in 1944 and struck at the Denver Mint!
- Contains 90% silver and 10% copper.
- Face value of a half dollar backed by the United States of America.
- Obverse side features Adolph Weinman’s famous Walking Liberty design.
- Reverse side features a bald eagle rising from a mountaintop perch.
Walking Liberty half dollars are popular coins among collectors and investors, particularly when they come in an NGC certified grade as this coin does. Minted at the second youngest of the US Mint’s coin producers between 1916 and 1947, this beautiful half dollar features a high-quality strike and luster and is sure to be prized by anyone looking to make a solid long-term investment in coins with iconic imagery and a high level of overall popularity.
This 1944-D Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar ships in a protective plastic slab that carries a label with its certified grade MS65. It’s appealing to the eye, sports its full original luster and shows light and scattered contact marks that don’t detract from the overall design. Each shipment is fully insured against loss or damage en route by the team at JM Bullion.
The iconic Weinman image of Walking Liberty striding toward the sun with a US flag over her shoulder dominates the coin’s obverse side. This is accompanied by inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “1944.”
A bald eagle dominates the reverse side, seen rising from a mountaintop perch. It’s accompanied by the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” and “HALF DOLLAR.”
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