Walking Liberty Half Specifications

Walking Liberty Half Dollar ObverseAll Walking Liberty Half Dollars struck between 1916 and 1947 were made from a composition of 90% silver and 10% copper. When in uncirculated condition, these half dollars should weigh 12.50 grams (193 grains) with a diameter of 30.6 mm. All coins are struck on planchets with a reeded edge.

The Walking Liberty Half Dollar was produced at the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints. During 1916 and 1917, mint marks appeared on the obverse of the coin, below the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST”. During the year 1917, the mint mark was moved to the reverse of the coin, on the lower edge, between the rock and the rim of the coin. For that year, pieces were struck with either the mint mark on the obverse or the reverse, creating a total of four different branch mint issues.

Dates: 1916 – 1947
Mint Mark: none (Philadelphia), D (Denver), S (San Francisco)
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Weight: 12.50 grams
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Edge: Reeded
Designer: Adolph A. Weinman