1945-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar
One of the most easily recognizable U.S. coins produced in the last century, Walking Liberty Half Dollar coins were produced between 1916-1947. This 1945-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar in brilliant, uncirculated condition was minted in San Francisco and has a composition of 90% silver and 10% copper.
Condition and Mintage
Our 1945-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar is in brilliant, uncirculated condition. As a shiny, lustrous coin in immaculate condition, it is the highest quality coin next to proof coins. Collectors and bullion investors will note this coin’s sharp imagery and exceptional detail. This 1945-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar has a mintage of 10,156,000.
History and Description
The 1945-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar features a composition of 90% silver and 10% copper. It has a reeded edge and weighs 12.50g. Its diameter measures 30.00mm. Designed by the noted sculptor and engraver Adolphe A. Weinman, Liberty Half Dollars feature an obverse side that depicts a full-length view of Lady Liberty striding toward the sunlit horizon. She is carrying sprigs of laurel and oak, which are symbolic of American glory. The word Liberty appears at the top of the coin and its date appears at its bottom edge.
The reverse side of the 1945-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar features a bald eagle with unfurled wings set atop its mountain perch. A mountain pine sapling appears at the edge of the eagle’s perch which is emblematic of America.
The U.S. Mint replaced the Walking Liberty Half Dollar with the Benjamin Franklin Half Dollar coin in 1948. The Franklin Half Dollar coin was designed by chief mint engraver John R. Sinnock. While no particular 1945-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar Half Dollars are particularly collectible, the earliest years tend to fetch most at auction.
Today, Walking Liberty Half Dollar coins are prized for their collectability and bullion value, which exceeds the coin’s face value. This 1945-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar is offered at a rate in accordance with its brilliant, uncirculated condition.