Walking Liberty Half Dollar

1916 – 1947 In 1916 The Walking Liberty half dollar, also referred to as the Walker, replaced the Barber half dollar and marked a change in the way US coins were designed. Since 1793, when the US mint first opened, the half dollar, quarter dollar and the dime had all carried the same design. President … Read more

Barber Half Dollar

1892 – 1915 The Barber Half Dollar is also referred to as the Liberty Head Half Dollar. Throughout the 1880s relatively little quarters and halves were struck as the government had sufficient stock piles of older coins in it’s vaults to satisfy demand. By 1890 the stockpile of quarters and halves  had dropped to levels … Read more