The Walking Liberty Half Dollar is a silver half dollar coin which is equal to fifty cents. It was issued by the United States government. Both observe and reserve of Walking Liberty was designed by Adolph A. Weinman and his mark, “AAW” was engraved under the eagle’s wing feathers on the reverse. Walking Liberty Half Dollar were produced from 1916 to 1947 was named after its representation of Liberty on […]
The “Seated Liberty” designs appeared on most regular-issue United States coinage. The Seated Liberty design was included in the denominations such as half dime, the dime, the quarter, the half dollar, the twenty cent piece and the silver dollar. Seated Liberty coinage was minted at the main United States Mint in Philadelphia, as well as the branch mints in New Orleans, San Francisco, and Carson City.
The Kennedy half dollar was first produced in 1964 with 90% silver in coinage composition. The silver content was however lowered to 40% in the following years and in 1971, the coinage composition of Kennedy half dollar was finalized with the complete elimination of the silver. The Kennedy half dollar was included in silver proof sets which were produced in 1992 and it had the same composition as the coins […]
The Franklin half dollar was minted from 1948 to 1963 with 510 million Franklin half dollar were produced over that period of time. The coin features the Liberty Bell on the reverse and Benjamin Franklin on the obverse. A small eagle to the right of the bell was necessitated by law even though Franklin himself preferred the turkey as a “more noble bird” over the selection of the eagle. A […]