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.
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|
|Weight in Grams:||11.250 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.3617 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|