Walking Liberty Half Dollar 1927-S G-VG

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    The Walking Liberty Half Dollars had an interesting production schedule. In theory, the half dollar was minted from 1916 to 1947 but there were some years in between where it wasn't minted at all. The 1927-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar was the first one minted since 1923. The mintage falls on the lower end of the spectrum, becoming a difficult coin to find in higher grades. The 1927-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar is in good to very good condition, exhibiting large amounts of wear on the coin but still contains the readable date. Dated all the way back to the California gold rushes, the San Francisco Mint still astounds coin collectors with their high quality control during production. This west coast-based mint was established to help prospectors turn their mined treasure into currency. In just its first year in production, the San Francisco Mint turned $4 million worth of gold into coins! Of course, it was also a part of popular silver coin series, such as the Morgan and the Walking Liberty.

    On the obverse of Walking Liberty Half Dollars, Liberty is depicted as the Grecian goddess she is. She is delicately draped in a light-weight robe, her feet sandaled, and her arm is holding olive branches. The rising sun encroaches behind her, while the word "Liberty" hangs over her head. Underneath her feet is also the coin's date of mintage. The reverse reveals a large eagle, perched on a branch. Along with its outstretched wings, the coin's denomination is also inscribed on the reverse.The Walking Liberty design is still viewed as one of the most stunning 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.

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    • Year: 1927
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