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4 August 2023, 15:22

Interesting lot. Walking Liberty Half Dollar

Interesting lot. Walking Liberty Half Dollar
For its extremely high artistic level, the Walking Liberty Half Dollar is called the greatest coin in the United States.
It was minted at the mints of Denver, Philadelphia and San Francisco in 1916-1947, during the First and Second World Wars. This can explain the number of patriotic symbols on the coin.
Walking Liberty Half Dollar, reverse
Walking Liberty Half Dollar, reverse
The design was designed by the sculptor and medalist Adolph Alexander Weinman (1870-1952). 

The artist left a rich creative legacy, but of all his works, this one is considered the pinnacle. It is said to have been inspired by Louis Oscar Roty's The Sower, but Walking Liberty even surpasses the French masterpiece.
Walking Liberty Half Dollar, obverse
Walking Liberty Half Dollar, obverse
Weinman's design is still used nowadays. His Liberty adorns the obverse of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin, which has been issued since 1986.


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