We are offering a 1942 walking liberty half dollar. There is no trace of wear. The head and gown have full detail. All original mint luster is present. The eagle has full detail on the breast and wings. There are very few contact marks. In our opinion, we believe this coin to be in uncirculated condition.

The Walking Liberty half dollar is a silver 50-cent piece or half dollar coin that was issued by the US Mint from 1916 to 1947; it was designed by Adolph Weinman, a well-known sculptor and engraver. In 1915, the new Mint Director, Robert Woolley, came to believe that he was not only allowed but required by law to replace coin designs that had been in use for 25 years. He therefore began the process of replacing the Barber coinage: dimes, quarters, and half dollars, all bearing similar designs by long-time Mint Engraver Charles Barber, and first struck in 1892. Woolley had the commission of fine arts conduct a competition, as a result of which Weinman was selected to design the dime and half dollar. Weinman's design of Liberty striding towards the Sun for the half dollar proved difficult to perfect, and Treasury Secretary William G. McAdoo, whose department included the Mint, considered having Barber create his own design. Mint officials were successful in getting Weinman's design into production, although it never struck very well, which may have been a factor in its replacement by the Franklin Half Dollar beginning in 1948. Nevertheless, art historian Cornelius Vermulle considered the piece to be among the most beautiful US coins. Since 1986, a modification of Weinman's obverse design has been used for the American Silver Eagle, and the half dollar was issued in gold for its centennial in 2016.

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DISCLAIMER: Please examine the photos carefully and purchase based on the condition you see and believe the item is. We do not offer any of our currency or coins that are raw with grades, we offer them only with photos and our asking price. We will state our opinion, but, you be the judge of the quality of our raw currency and coins. We will not specify or guarantee a grade unless the coin or currency has been professionally graded by PCGS, NGC, or PMG. Further, we do not guarantee any raw coin or currency to meet any specific grade by any other standards.

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1942 Walking Liberty Half Dollar

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