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Mainly catching the coattails of other successful coin series, the Denver Mint was able to fully participate in the Walking Liberty Half Dollar collection from start to finish, since it has been a working mint for ten years. Marking all of their coins with the "D" mint-mark, the Denver Mint stands today as the leading coin producer in the world and was established in 1906. The 1942-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar is part of a hefty mintage and is in brilliant uncirculated condition. Collectors enjoy the BU half dollars since the brilliant shine exhibits all of the lovely details of the Walking Liberty. BU coins' details are fully intact with no signs of wear on either side of the coins. The 1942-D Walking Liberty will be packaged in an appropriate coin flip to protect its perfect sheen.
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. 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.