Walking Liberty Half Dollar 1921-D G-VG

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    With the lowest mintage in the series, the 1921-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar was minted only 208,000 times. In 1921, the revival of the Silver Dollar occurred, causing the mints to have to sacrifice silver for the half dollar, lending to the lowest mintages in 1921. The 1921-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar is in good to very good condition, exhibiting extreme wear and still has a visible date. The Walking Liberty's obverse features the grecian Goddess, draped in a flowing robe, with one arm reaching out in invitation and the other holding a bundle of olive branches. The reverse portrays a tall and brave eagle, perched on a branch.

    When the Walking Liberty Half Dollar was incepted, the Mint Director at the time had waited the allotted 25 years until able to change the design. Following the successful Barber Half Dollar from Chief Mint Engraver, Charles Barber, the Walking Liberty design won in a friendly competition in the Commission of Fine Arts. Adolph A. Weinman was the sculptor behind the stunning Liberty design and was assigned the task of changing the dime's design as well. Both of Weinman's designs have gone down in history as some of the most successful designs and are still widely collected among serious collectors nationwide. Since Lady Liberty was inspired by the Greek goddess, she is oftentimes depicted as such. The Walking Liberty Half Dollar featured the first design, in half dollar history, to depict Liberty's full body. On the preceding half dollars, Liberty's facial portrait was constantly being reinvented but nobody dared to adapt her body onto a coin. The Walking Liberty has inspired many designs through the years and more recently, the American Silver Eagle.

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    • Year: 1921
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