1936 Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar

The 1936 Proof Walking Liberty Half Dollar was the first regular proof coin issued for the series. The Mint had resumed the production of proof coins for collectors this year, selling each denomination individually or as part of a full 1936 Proof Set. The mintage for the proof half dollar was the second lowest of the 1936 proof coins with only 3,901 pieces produced.

Many of the surviving 1936 proof half dollars exhibit signs of having been mishandled, and pieces in higher grades are extremely scarce. Because of the large demand, prices are high, although pieces are offered with some regularity. No examples exist which have been graded with the Cameo designation, although a select number of pieces are close to being so.

The finest known is a single PR68 by PCGS. This piece last sold in February 2005 for $80,500.