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Saturday January 19, 2019

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Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Years of Production: 1916 to 1947
Compostion: Silver and copper
Minted at: Walking Liberty half dollars were struck at the Philadelphia Mint, Denver Mint and San Francisco Mint.
Location of Mint Mark: Reverse side, bottom left
Designer: The Walking Liberty half dollar was designed by A. A. Weinman.
Comments: The Walking Liberty half dollar was the last U.S. coin to picture Liberty on the obverse, ending production in 1947. Click coins at right to view obverse and reverse coin detail.

How much is my Walking Liberty Half Dollar worth? A Half Dollar -- with a face value of 50 cents -- can be worth more depending on certain factors. The silver content of Walking Liberty Half Dollars increases their value. Coin value is dependant on the coin's condition, often rated as Fair, Good (G), Very Good (VG), Fine (F), Very Fine (VF) or Extremely Fine (EF or XF). Proof coins are specially struck coins with mirrored surfaces.

In addition to the quality of a coin, its value is also dependant on how rare it is. Below is a list of the approximate mintages of Walking Liberty Half Dollars.

1916 608 Thousand
1916-D (Obverse) 1 Million
1916-S (Obverse) 508 Thousand
1917 12 Million
1917-D (Obverse) 765 Thousand
1917-D (Reverse) 2 Million
1917-S (Obverse) 952 Thousand
1917-S (Reverse) 6 Million
1918 7 Million
1918-D 4 Million
1918-S 10 Million
1919 962 Thousand
1919-D 1 Million
1919-S 2 Million
1920 6 Million
1920-D 2 Million
1920-S 5 Million
1921 246 Thousand
1921-D 208 Thousand
1921-S 548 Thousand
1923-S 2 Million
1927-S 2 Million
1928-S 2 Million
1929-D 1 Million
1929-S 2 Million
1933-S 2 Million
1934 7 Million
1934-D 2 Million
1934-S 4 Million
1935 9 Million
1935-D 3 Million
1935-S 4 Million
1936 13 Million
1936-D 4 Million
1936-S 4 Million

Coins - Half Dollars - Walking Liberty Half Dollars

Coin collecting or Numismatics rewards the hobbyist in many ways. Coin values can be strictly described as the monetary value or price of given coins; but the knowledge of history, economics and geography available to coin collectors makes coin collecting an invaluable experience well worth sharing with friends, children and grandchildren.

A coin collection need not start with particularly old, rare, or valuable coins of gold or silver. Young collectors are captivated by the unfamiliar designs of such standard American coins as the Indian Head Penny and the Buffalo Nickel. Representative examples of such quintessential coins can be obtained at minimal cost to novice collectors willing to accept coins with high mintages or some wear. Patient culling can be more economical than paying dealer prices. Such coins will help teach basic lessons in grading coins and help to fill up the empty slots in the novice's coin albums. The newly released State Quarters series and Sacagawea Dollars can also be interesting points of entry for young hobbyists discovering the world of coin collecting.

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