1943 Walking Liberty Half Dollar
The 1943 Walking Liberty Half Dollar is a U.S coin with a value of fifty cents, issued in 1943.
Origin and design
The coin is a 1943 issue of a silver half dollar coin, issued from 1916 up until 1947. It features an image of Lady Liberty on the obverse, from which the coin takes its name. It was designed by the sculptor Adolph Alexander Weinman, and is considered one of the best designed silver coins in U.S history.
There are three variations on the 1943 issue, depending on where the coins were minted. Those minted in Philadelphia feature no mint marks, whereas the Denver minted coins feature a ‘D’ and those produced in San Francisco feature an ‘S’.
Value of a 1943 Walking Liberty Half Dollar
The value of a 1943 Half Dollar depends heavily on its condition, as more than a million were minted. This means collectors will only pay a premium for the very best examples. The rarest are those with a Denver mint mark, and this can increase the value by several dollars.
As well as a collector’s value, the coins also have an intrinsic silver value which depends on the changing prices of the silver markets.
Good quality examples can sell for around $13, rising to around $30 for uncirculated examples. In some circumstances, outstanding specimens have sold for several hundred dollars but this is an extremely rare occurrence.