Walking Liberty Half Dollar 1919 G-VG

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    The 1919 Walking Liberty Half Dollar has a low mintage, for the series, of only 962,000 coins, and is in good-very good condition. Good to very good condition contains large amounts of wear, especially on the main image details. This coin was also minted by the Philadelphia Mint, the first mint to be established in the US, and doesn't place mint-marks on its coins. Founded when the US desperately needed an identity but also a means to international commerce, the Founding Fathers decided that a national mint was the answer. The Mint Act officially announced the opening of the Philadelphia Mint and also instituted guidelines for the newly minted currency. A dollar decimal system would be used to assign the currency with legal tender values. Also, an emblematic symbol of liberty must be included on US currency, hence why so many adaptations of Liberty have been used.

    The Barber Half Dollar was produced for 25 years before being replaced. When the Barber design was ready to retire, the Mint Director held a competition among young artists, to compete for the honor of designing the new half dollar. After the director saw Adolph A. Weinman's design, Weinman was awarded to design the new dime and half dollar. Both designs are famous designs that have acquired an extreme collector following over time. Honoring Liberty's youth by picturing her in action, instead of a stuffy portrait, brings her to life and is a great picture of American pride. The obverse reveals a youthful and attractive Lady Liberty with a tall, slender body draped in a Grecian robe. The rising sun encroaches behind her with the word "Liberty" above her head. The date of mintage is inscribed beneath her sandaled feet.

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    • Year: 1919
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