Walking Liberty Half Dollar 1923-S Very Fine

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    The Walking Liberty's obverse displays the Grecian goddess walking through the land of the free and the home of the brave. Although she is dressed in a simple toga, she is ready for battle and is inviting warriors to join her with her outstretched arm. In her other arm, Liberty carries a bundle of olive branches, signifying peace. The rising sun is encroaching on her and beneath her sandaled feet is the coin's date of mintage. The entire patriotic portrait is tied together by the word, "Liberty," on the top of the coin. The reverse reveals a prominent bald eagle, perched on a tree branch. The coin's denomination and mint-mark are both inscribed on the reverse as well.

    The 1923-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar was the only half dollar minted in 1923, after the US Mint took a break from minting in 1922. The 1923-S contains a relatively average mintage and can be found in most grades. The San Francisco Mint has maintained an almost 200 year old reputation of incredibly high quality control and impeccable strikes on their coins, making their coins stand out against the others from the sister branches. The Walking Liberty design is historically admired as one of the most beautiful designs ever on a coin and inspired the current American Silver Eagle bullion coin. Adolph A. Weinman was the German-American sculptor chosen to redesign the half dollar and the dime after the reign of the Barber design. Weinman is also responsible for the Mercury dime and other commemorative coin designs throughout the US. Weinman enjoyed portraying Liberty as young and he accomplishes that beautifully. The Mercury dime is another Weinman masterpiece that is also a favorite among collectors.

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    • Year: 1923
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