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1942 Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66 Brown Label

1942 Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66 Brown Label
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Why order this Silver 1942 Walking Liberty Half Dollar?

The United States joined World War II officially following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941. 1942 was the first full year of American participation. It was also the year that napalm was invented and the year that over 120,000 Japanese Americans were interned. This Walking Liberty Half Dollar, which is part of an extremely popular series for collectors, provides a special connection with that historic year.

  • This coin was struck from 12.5 g of .900 fine silver.
  • This piece is a product of the Philadelphia Mint.
  • This piece comes from a mintage of 47,818,000 pieces.
  • This coin was 50 cents U.S. legal tender.
  • The Walking Liberty Half Dollar is among the most popular historic American coins for collectors.
  • This coin was struck in the first full year that the United States fought in World War II.
  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coin Mint State 66.
  • Grading information is provided on a brown label.

Striking Eagle & Walking Liberty Designs by Adolph Weinman

Obverse: Adolph Weinman designed both the obverse and reverse. His obverse image shows Liberty, draped in the American flag and wearing a Phrygian cap, carrying branches as the morning sun starts to rise. Her name, "LIBERTY," arches over the image, while the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," is set off to the right. The date, "1942," is noted at the bottom of this face.

Reverse: On the reverse, an eagle stands proudly with its wings spread on a mountain crag. A mountain pine sapling representing the United States emerges from a crack in the rock. The name of the issuing country, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," and the coin's face value, "HALF DOLLAR," are inscribed along the rim above and below the bird, respectively, while the statutory motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM" is on the left. Adolph Weinman designed two of the best known historic American coins, the Walking Liberty Half Dollar and the Mercury Dime. His other artistic contributions include medal designs and sculptures.

Beautifully Preserved MS66 with Brown Label

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) provided this coin's grade on a brown label. NGC graded the coin Mint State 66, which means that it was struck very well.

Add this 1942 Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollar to your collection today.



This 1942 Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS66 Brown Label is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:1942
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS66
Label/Signature:Brown Label
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9
Weight in Grams:11.250 g
Weight in Ounces:0.3617 oz
Diameter:30.6 mm
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:0.50
Mintage:47,818,000
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