Coin Specifications

Region: US  
Denomination: S50C  
Diameter: 30.6 (mm)  

Coin Metal Composition:

Silver [90%] 11.25 (g)
Copper [10%] 1.25 (g)
Total Mass: 12.50 (g)

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Coin Type

1916-1947 Walking Liberty Half Dollar

US 1945 Half Dollar Coin Description

US 1945  Walking Liberty half dollar ( S50C ) - Obverse
OBVERSE
Obverse
US 1945  Walking Liberty half dollar ( S50C ) - Reverse
REVERSE
Reverse



COIN DESCRIPTION
Coin Mass: 12.50 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 30.6 (mm)
Mint Year: 1945
Mint Mark:
Coin Name: Walking Liberty half dollar
Coin Rating:
Rated 63 out of 70 with 1 Verifications
Verified By:
Rating Value: 63
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has reviewed this item ( OFCC Coin ID:27.43 US 1945 S50C ) and has given the item a grade of MS 63 with serial number of: 3331164-014 | OFCC:27.43
Coin Grade:
NGC - MS 63
Grade Serial: 3331164-014
OFCC Serial: 27.43
Face Value:
( US)
0.50
Attributes:
Coin Notes:
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Coin Type Description:

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COIN TYPE DESCRIPTION
Years Minted: 1916-1947
Mint Marks: NONE (P), D, S
Denomination: S50C
Obverse Design: Lady Liberty walking and holding branches; United States flag over shoulder
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Design: A bald eagle rising from a mountaintop perch
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
The Walking Liberty half dollar was a silver 50-cent piece or half dollar coin issued by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1947; it was designed by Adolph A. Weinman.

In 1915, the new Mint Director, Robert W. 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 E. 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 Vermeule 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.
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Rated 63 out of 70 with 1 Verifications


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NGC MS 63
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