Standing Liberty Half-Dollar, 1945
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Liberty is shown striding towards the left wearing a flowing gown and enfolded in a representation of the Stars and Stripes flying in the breeze. She walks towards a rising sun, symbolic of a new day. Her right arm is outstretched and in her left she carries branches of laurel and oak, symbols of civil and military glory. The word LIBERTY is written overhead. To the right of the figure is IN GOD WE TRUST, and below is the date. The 1916 design for the half dollar was awarded to Adolph A. Weinman as the result of a competition. Walking Liberty half-dollars were minted from 1916 until 1947. However, none were minted in 1922, or between 1924-26 and 1930-32. The Walking Liberty coins were the last regular issue coins to feature Miss Liberty. However, the design was so admired that it has appeared on the one-ounce American Eagle coin since 1986. Source: http://www.nevadasilvercollection.com/HalfDollars.htm How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; History of Money 15 Economics; 16 History
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|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
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