The Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollars Short set each year’s Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollar from 1941 to 1947. This was one of the pivotal periods in American history, from the early years of World War II and the complete Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. All coins were made in 90% silver and contain over one-third of an ounce of silver.
The Walking Liberty Half Dollar was the largest coin struck by the U.S. Mint in this era. The Walking Liberty Half Dollar was designed by sculptor Adolph A. Weinman and is one of America’s most beautiful coins. The obverse depicts Liberty wrapped in a U.S. flag and walking towards the rising sun. She carries laurel and oak in her arms to represent civic and military honors, respectively. The reverse shows a magnificent eagle with its wings stretched. The eagle is perched on a mountain pine sapling to represent hope for the future. In addition to their age, Walking Liberty Half Dollars are increasingly hard to find because millions have been melted through the years for the precious silver. All 20 coins are in Very Fine to Brilliant Uncirculated condition and are protected in a custom Dansco Album.