Walking Liberty Half Dollar 1928-S G-VG

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    The 1928-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar contains a relatively low mintage and is in good to very good condition. Like the years of 1923 and 1927, the 1928-S was the only half dollar minted for that year by the San Francisco Mint. 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. On the obverse, Lady Liberty is beautifully dressed in a Grecian robe, holding her hand out while the other is holding olive branches and underneath her sandaled feet is the date of mintage. The reverse features a prideful eagle, confidently perched on a branch with its wings outstretched. 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.

    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.

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    • Year: 1928
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