From the NGC Archives: 1946-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar

Posted on 2/11/2010

This month’s coin is a wonderful specimen with an outstanding array of colors.

German-American sculptor Adolph A. Weinman designed and modeled this beautiful half dollar in 1916. Its contemporary, the Mercury Dime, was also his work, and both types were struck concurrently for many years. 1946, however, proved to be the penultimate year for this popular half-dollar.

A fabulous gem of the very highest order, this wonderful specimen from the Denver Mint is fully struck; it features clear definition to Liberty’s head and distinct separation in her left hand. The surfaces of this coin are bright and deeply lustrous throughout. Perhaps the greatest asset of this lovely coin is its outstanding array of colors. Walking Liberty Halves do not usually tone attractively, but this delightful specimen reveals rich shades of amber, gold, russet and sea green, distributed in a balanced and extremely pleasing manner.

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