Walking Liberty Half Dollar 1944 G-VG

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    The 1944 Walking Liberty Half Dollar was minted by the original mint and contains quite a high mintage. Considered to be in good to very good condition, the 1944 Walking Liberty exhibits extreme wear, especially around the main images such as Liberty's slender figure draped in a loose-fitting robe. Like all 90% silver coins, the 1944 Walking Liberty is subject to naturally tarnish over time if not stored properly but it will not affect the value of the coin. 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.

    Founded when the US desperately needed an identity but also a means to international commerce, the Founding Fathers decided that a national mint was the answer. The Mint Act officially announced the opening of the Philadelphia Mint and also instituted guidelines for the newly minted currency. A dollar decimal system would be used to assign the currency with legal tender values. Also, an emblematic symbol of liberty must be included on US currency, hence why so many adaptations of Liberty have been used. Lady Liberty has been depicted in many ways on US currency, from head portraits to a full body portrayal. The most popular Liberty designs tend to be ones that are different from the others, such as the Walking Liberty design. Liberty is depicted as youthful and active in this portrait, revealing her Grecian goddess roots.

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    • Year: 1944
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