Walking Liberty Half Dollars Site Map

  • Specifications
    The Walking Liberty Half Dollar was struck in a composition of 90% silver and 10% copper. The standard diameter for the coin was 30.6 mm with a standard weight of 12.50 grams. The weight may be slightly less for pieces which experienced significant circulation.
  • Mintages
    The series of Walking Liberty Half Dollars spanned the years 1916 to 1947 inclusive. However, during this period, there were several periods during which coins were not minted. This included 1922, 1924-1926, and 1930-1932.
  • Image Gallery
    As one of the most beautiful United States coinage design, many collectors focus on higher end grades which highlight the artistry of Adolph A. Weinman's classic design. Mint state or uncirculated coins are often sent to grading firms such as PCGS or NGC which provide an opinion on the grade level and place the coins in protective holders.

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  • 1916-1919
    A new design for the half dollar denomination was adopted starting in 1916. Designed by Adolph A. Weinman, the iconic interpretation of Liberty would become one of the most popular designs in the history of U.S. coinage.
  • 1920-1929
    The portion of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar series from 1921 to 1929 contains the well known key dates of the series. These are the 1921 half dollars from the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mint.
  • 1930-1939
    The next decade of the series from 1930 to 1939 contains an unexpected key date. Mintage levels for the series had been in the millions for many years, but then dipped to a mere 491,600 for the 1938-D half dollar.
  • 1940-1947
    The final portion of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar series from 1940 to 1947 represents an accessible short set for collectors looking for an alternative collecting option. Each of the issues within this range are readily available in circulated grades.
  • Proof Coins
    Although the series began in 1916, Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollars were not produced until 1936. This was the year that the Philadelphia Mint resumed production of proof coinage after a twenty year gap. The half dollar was struck in proof from 1936 unt
  • Key Date 1921
    The 1921 Walking Liberty Half Dollar is one of the key dates of the series. The Philadelphia Mint struck only 246,000 coins for the year. This is the second lowest mintage issue for the design.
  • Key Date 1921-D
    With a mintage of only 208,000 pieces, the 1921-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar is the lowest production issue of the series. In lower circulated grades, the coin carries the largest premium for anyone seeking to assemble a complete collection.
  • Key Date 1921-S
    Along with the issues struck at Philadelphia and Denver, the 1921-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar has one of the lower mintages for the entire series. Although the mintage is higher than the 1921 and 1921-D, the San Francisco issue is considerably more scar
  • Key Date 1936 Proof
    The first proof Walking Liberty Half Dollars were produced in 1936, well after the launch of the launch of the popular series. The Philadelphia Mint struck these coins multiple times with specially prepared dies to create high quality proof strikings inte
  • Key Date 1938-D
    Although issued later in the series, the 1938-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar has an unusually low mintage. While surrounding issues have production well into the millions, this coin had a final mintage of 491,600. This is the key issue of the second half o
  • CAC Verified
    The Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) reviews coins that have already been authenticated and graded by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) or the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Coins that meet CAC's strict standards receive a sticker o
  • MS67 and Higher
    There is demand for Walking Liberty Half Dollars in the exceptionally high grade of MS67 and MS68 from Registry Set collectors and those seeking the best