Tthe 1921 Walking Liberty Half Dollars (Buy on eBay) were struck at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mint. All three issues experienced low mintages and are considered the key date coins of the series. The low mintages were driven by a combination of economic conditions and the legal requirement to produce massive numbers of silver dollars, which diverted resources from other denominations.
The 1921-D and 1921 issues had the lowest and second lowest mintages of the series at 208,000 and 246,000 pieces, respectively. These coins carry a strong premium across all grade levels. The 1921-S issue had a mintage of 548,000 pieces. Although it is more available in lower grades, it becomes difficult in higher circulated grades and is recognized as the rarest issue of the series in mint state. One of the finest known 1921-S Walking Liberty Half Dollars graded NGC MS 66 realized $188,000 at auction in 2016.
- Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
- Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
- Weight: 12.50 grams
- Diameter: 30.6 mm
- Edge: Reeded