Walking Liberty half dollars were minted from 1916-1947. These coins have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1941 Half Dollar

Walking Liberty Half Dollar Reverse

Specifications

Type: Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Year: 1916-1947
Face Value: $0.50
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .36169 oz.
Total Weight: 12.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $8.88

Series

Different series are available. Walking Liberty half dollars were minted out of three different locations- Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. Half Dollars with no mint mark were minted out of Philadelphia. Half Dollars with the D mint mark were minted out of Denver. Lastly half dollars with the S mint mark were minted out of San Francisco.

Proof coins with no mint mark were minted during select years and these coins will sell for more money.

Design

Adolph A. Weinman designed these coins. His initials AW can be found under the bald eagle's tail feathers.

The design on the obverse side of the coin features Lady Liberty. She is shown walking forward with her arm outstretched. The reverse side of the coin features a perched bald eagle.

The mint mark can be found on the obverse side of the coin for the year 1916. In 1917 the mint started inscribing the mint mark onto the reverse side of the coin. Therefore half dollars minted in 1917 can show the mint mark on either side of the coin.

Value

Any Walking Liberty half dollar is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for each coin is $8.88 as of October 25, 2021. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $24.54 per ounce.

Walking Liberty half dollars in circulated condition will sell for a premium above their melt value. Proof coins will sell for higher prices.

Ultimately, the value of a Walking Liberty half dollar will depend on its series and its condition. See the list below to learn the value for any individual coin.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

Franklin Half Dollars