Ask almost any numismatist about the most iconic coin designs in American history, and the Walking Liberty Half Dollar is going to come up in that conversation. Designed in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman, the image is considered one of the two greatest in American coinage history. The United States Mint is celebrating the coin with the release of an American Gold Centennial Coin Series, and right now the 2016 ½ oz American Gold Walking Liberty Half Dollar is available from JM Bullion.
On the obverse face of the coin is the image of Walking Liberty, which depicts the nation’s march toward a brighter future. The reverse features an American bald eagle perched on a branch on the edge of a cliff, waiting to take off for flight. Both images are refined from their original appearance on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar, which was in circulation from 1916 to 1947.