A Silver Discovery in the Mile-High City: A Stunning Uncirculated Denver Mint Walking Liberty Find!
Silver coinage is hands-down one of the most collectible types of coins that exist today! With modern programs like the Silver Eagle Series growing more and more each year, silver coins have been in more demand than ever. Of all the silver coins created by the United States Mint, none are more iconic to true collectors than the Walking Liberty Half Dollars. These beautiful coins have a design that was so beloved that when they created the Silver Eagle in 1986, they completely re-used this all-American classic!
While down in Denver for the Denver Coin Expo last week, we came across a handful of rolls of Walking liberty Half Dollars that we picked up because they were in great condition…but once we opened them up we were shocked! Almost ALL the silver half dollars in these rolls were from the Denver Mint just down the road!
But that is not all, each of these rare Denver Mint Walking Liberty Half Dollars were also in stunning collector’s quality uncirculated condition!
The Walking Liberty Half Dollar – Another Part of Roosevelt’s Legacy
The Walking Liberty was released in 1916 as an integral part of President Roosevelt's coin beautification project. It was his belief that a ‘super power’ nation had to have coinage the world would envy and desire. Boy was he right! The Walking Liberty is regarded as the most beautiful U.S. coin ever released into circulation; the design was so popular the U.S. Mint released it again when the Silver Eagle Dollar was introduced in 1986. Today the silver eagle is the #1 silver dollar in the world!
The Walking Liberty half dollar was struck from 1916 to 1947 at all three main U.S. Mints: Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. The Denver Mint issues are the rarest of the three, so much so that the Denver Mint Walking Libertys are 4.5 times rarer than the coins struck at the Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints!