NGC Registry: New Walking Liberty Design Set

Posted: 4/12/2016

NGC has created a multidenomination NGC Registry category that includes a set for coins bearing the Walking Liberty design — Walking Liberty Half Dollars and Silver Eagles.

The Walking Liberty half dollar is one of the most popular 20th century United States coins and is widely collected today. The coin’s design was highly praised at the time.

When the US Mint decided to start a silver bullion coin program in 1986, the decision was made to use Adolph A. Weinman’s popular Walking Liberty design for the coin’s obverse. Since then, the Silver Eagle coin program has proved to be immensely popular. In fact, this year the total number of Silver Eagle coins struck with the Walking Liberty design appears certain to surpass the number of Walking Liberty half dollars struck from 1916 to 1947. Over 485 million Walking Liberty halves were issued, while approximately 488 million Silver Eagles have been struck to date.

l to r: 1916 Walking Liberty Half Dollar; 1986 Walking Liberty Half Dollar
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To commemorative Weinman's design, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, NGC has created a multi-denomination NGC Registry category that includes a set for the coins that bear the Walking Liberty design: Walking Liberty Half Dollars and Silver Eagles. This set will allow collectors who appreciate the artistry and beauty of Weinman’s Walking Liberty to showcase their collections of all coins with this design. You can find this new set in the NGC Registry by following this link: US Sets: Multi-Denominational: Walking Liberty Design Set

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