This Walking Liberty Silver 1 / 2 Dollar hade been designed by artist Adolph A. Weinman during 1916AD and had been minted from 1916AD until 1945AD. It is 12.50 grams, 30.6 mm diameter, together with 1.8 mm deep. It is composed of 90 % silver and also 10 percent copper and furthermore produced from: Denver (mint marked D), San Francisco (mint marked S), as well as Philadelphia (showing no mark of mintage). This Edge is reeded.
The front has got the Liberty walking bringing branches facing left and the United States flag over Liberty's shoulder. The sun with rays will be about the bottom left and the year has been centered immediately underneath Liberty. “IN GOD WE TRUST” will be at the right in addition to “LIBERTY” encircles the top of the silver coinage. This pattern appears to be adapted to be used on the heads for the 1986AD American Silver Eagle silver bullion dollar which is also being minted. The mark of the mint throughout 1916AD had been located underneath the “TR” of the “In God We Trust” mote. A marks of the mint had been changed over onto the tails for 1917 AD, even so many of the 1917 silver coinage are on the front.
The back has a strolling eagle going left having spread wings plus a modest pine to its left. The face value; “HALF DOLLAR” has been indicated along the rim underneath this bald eagle. “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” is written surrounding on top. “E PLURIBUS UNUM” is to the left of this bald eagle. During 1917AD a mint marks are at times put beneath its pine plus during 1918AD to 1947 AD all mint marks are positioned under this pine.
Adolph A. Weinman had been a sculptor as a profession. During 1915AD the United States Mint Director Robert W. Wolley thought he wanted fresh patterns regarding a half dollar coin, 1/4 dollar, as well as ten cent coins. Weinman had been dissatisfied with those put forward from its mints employees and asked 3 artists for design plans. Weinman’s was selected regarding his 1 / 2 dollar, and the ten cent silver coin. Us Mint employee George T. Morgan (artist for the Morgan dollar) aided Weinman throughout 1918 AD with various engraving problems.
Regardless that it may be a much loved design the Liberty and the bald eagle present wear even in ‘Very Fine’ condition. This had been a problem that they attempted to handle during many years of production through working on the roller which makes the master engraving. It appears to be wise to consider writing for differentiate which qualities involving 'PR' to ‘Good’. Pertaining to ‘Very Good’ to ‘XF consider its eagles’ wing as well as Liberty’s branches. On the whole, these design aspects will concur to a common wear description.
The Walking Liberty 1/2 Dollar silver coinage bushiness run includes a few valuable errors. The '28 S with its large and small marks of the mint version. These silver coinage boasts premium mint years. One is the '21 Denver (246 thousand struck) along with Philadelphia (208 thousand produces). Many date's minting produced above one million silver 1/2 dollar coins.
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