In 1929, the stock market crashed, sending the United States spiraling into the Great Depression. The effect was felt all over the country — including the U.S. Mint. So much so that the Walking Liberty Half Dollar wasn’t struck again until 1933! This 1929 Half Dollar was struck at the Denver Mint, responsible for just 18% of the entire series. It also comes in Very Good (VG) condition, meaning it actually changed hands in commerce. How many times did it change hands during the Great Depression before someone squirreled it away for its precious metal content? Let your imagination run wild!
Key-Date Iconic Patriotic Half Dollars
Struck in 90% fine silver, this coin is affectionately known to many collectors as a “Walker.” With its iconic images, the Walking Liberty Half Dollar is surely one of the most beautiful coins ever struck by the United States Mint. Lady Liberty is shown striding towards the sun, her right hand open and outstretched as if in invitation. In her left arm is a bouquet of olive branches. The coin’s reverse depicts a stylistic eagle standing on a rock ready to take flight. A mountain pine sapling springs from the rock, symbolizing America. Famously designed by Adolph A. Weinman, the Walking Liberty is so iconic and beloved that it was resurrected in 1986 as the obverse for today’s Silver Eagles! This patriotic design always proved difficult to strike, meaning that finding circulated specimens in nice condition can be difficult.
On October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday hit Wall Street. Here’s your chance to get a key-date 1929 Walking Liberty Half Dollar struck at the Denver Mint during that fateful year. Order yours now!
ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST POPULAR COIN DESIGNS – Featuring Adolph A. Weinman’s classic design of “Walking Liberty,” this half-dollar is hailed as one of the most beautiful coins ever struck. It’s so revered that when the U.S. Mint introduced its American Silver Eagle bullion coin in 1986 it used Weinman’s iconic design!
KEY-DATE YEAR STRUCK – This coin was struck by the Denver Mint in 1929, during the year of the Stock Market Crash of 1929 that ushered in the Great Depression.
STRUCK IN FINE SILVER – Each Walking Liberty Half-Dollar is struck in 12.5 grams of 90% fine silver and measures 30.6 mm in diameter.
LEGAL-TENDER COINS –With a face value of 50 cents, the Walking Liberty Half Dollar was a big silver coin that circulated widely during the first half of the 20th Century.
NICE COLLECTOR GRADE CONDITION – Your 1929-D Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar will come in nice Very Good (VG) condition.
Here’s your chance to get a Walking Liberty Half Dollar struck during 1929 — the year of the Stock Market Crash. Order yours now while they’re still available!
The Walking Liberty Half Dollar is one of the most beloved designs in Twentieth-Century American coinage. The silver half dollar debuted in 1916 and was struck through 1947. The Barber Half Dollar preceded it, and the Franklin Half Dollar followed it as circulating half dollar designs. The silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar was one of the final issues that were part of the "Renaissance of American…