Walking Liberty is one of the most iconic coin designs from American history, and came from the mind of Adolph A. Weinman. Regarded as one of America’s best coin artists, his 1916 design was actually just one of two famous designs he created that year along with the Mercury Dime image. The 2016 ½ oz American Gold Walking Liberty Quarter Coin is now available from JM Bullion as part of the 2016 American Gold Centennial Coin series.
- 3rd and final release of the American Gold Centennial Series!
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab.
- Features a 100th Anniversary label.
- Contains ½ troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Issued a face value of $.50 (USD) by the United States government.
- Bears a grade of SP69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Designated an Early Release specimen.
- Includes a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
- Walking Liberty on the obverse.
- American bald eagle on the reverse.
The United States Mint is celebrating the 100th anniversary of three of its most beloved design in 2016. The American Gold Centennial Series of coins honors Adolph A. Weinman’s Mercury Dime and Walking Liberty Half Dollar, as well as Hermon Atkins MacNeil’s Standing Liberty Quarter, all of which were introduced in 1916.
The Walking Liberty Half Dollar replaced a half-dollar design from then-US Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber. In circulation from 1916 to 1947, Walking Liberty is considered one of the greatest designs from America’s Golden Age of coinage, and today features on the American Silver Eagle coin program.
On the obverse of the 2016 ½ oz American Gold Walking Liberty Half-Dollar is the original Walking Liberty design from Weinman, along with the traditional engravings featured on the half-dollar coin starting in 1916.
The reverse of the coin depicts the American bald eagle perched on a tree branch on the cliff of a mountain. In addition to the traditional engravings, the United States Mint has added a “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint and the coin’s metal content, purity, and weight.
Each of these 2016 ½ oz American Gold Walking Liberty Half Dollar Coins earned a Specimen Proof 69 grade from the NGC. Coins in this condition have a mirrored finish, original luster from the mint, and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. As Early Release coins, these products arrived at the NGC for certification within the initial 30-day release window set by the US Mint.
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