When well-known sculptor and medallist Adolph Weinman’s Walking Liberty design made its first appearance on the silver half dollar, it was part of an overall shift in coin design conceived by Mint Engraver Robert Woolley. Woolley believed he was required by law to replace coinage that had been in production for twenty-five years, as was the case with the Barber Coinage that used similar designs by the previous Mint Engraver on dimes, quarters, and half dollars. He reached out to the Commission of Fine Arts for aid, and they reached out to Weinman, whose iconic design would prove difficult to strike but too beautiful to resist. It was produced for just over three decades and included the 1945-S Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar, now available from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a protective plastic slab labeled with its earned NGC grade!
- Issued in 1945 and struck at the San Francisco 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 Walking Liberty design.
- Reverse features a bald eagle rising from a mountaintop perch.
Walking Liberty half dollars with an NGC-certified grade are popular with collectors, representing a solid long-term investment with quality that fellow numismatists will immediately understand. This particular coin carries a mint mark that verifies its provenance from America’s oldest still-functioning mint, and it features a high-quality strike and luster.
This 1945-S Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar is available to you in a protective plastic slab that carries a label with its certified grade of MS65. It’s appealing to the eye, retains its full original luster, and shows only light and scattered contact marks that won’t detract from the overall design.
Weinman’s iconic image of Walking Liberty striding toward the rising sun with an olive branch in the crook of her arm and a US flag fluttering over her shoulder dominates the coin’s obverse side. She is accompanied by inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “1945.”
A bald eagle rises from a mountaintop perch on the reverse. This is accompanied by the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” and “HALF DOLLAR.”
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