Walking Liberty Half Dollar 1946-D G-VG

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    The Denver Mint stands today as the lead coin producer in the world. Since the Denver Mint was established much later than the other mints, its participation in major coin collections was limited causing collectors to put any silver coin with a "D" mint-mark at the top of their collecting list. In 1921, the Denver joined forces with its sister branches to help produce the Morgan silver dollar, that was soon changed to the Peace silver dollar. Only established in 1906, the Denver Mint mainly focused on commemorative coins but also participated in the Barber Half Dollar production.

    The 1946-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar was minted by the Denver Mint and contains a low mintage. With traits of good to very good condition, the 1946-D contains heavy wear and is lacking in detail. The Walking Liberty design has become quite common today, but came after a few others that didn't depict her that way. In fact, most depictions of Liberty used to entail just her head, leaving out her entire body. When Adolph A. Weinman was asked to create a new design for the half dollar, he surprised everyone with a new and updated design. Instead of Liberty stiffly posing for a portrait, she is roaming free wearing only a light-weight robe. She holds olive branches as she invites warriors to join her in battle. This elevated version of Liberty is still considered one of the most stunning renditions of all time. The reverse pictures an eagle, perched with its wings outstretched. There was a law passed, in 1792, that required the US Mint to include an emblematic symbol of liberty on every coin. After using Lady Liberty for a few coin series, the US Mint found their muse and have used her ever since.

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    • Year: 1946
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