Silver Statues has produced a representation of Liberty inspired by the Walking Liberty design introduced in 1916. The first in a series of US Liberty statues to add to our Coins of the World Collection which includes the Libertad and the Britannia, Walking Liberty is a statue of intense beauty and historic significance.
The original design was created for the half-dollar by Adolph A. Weinman, a well-known sculptor and engraver who studied under Augustus Saint Gaudens, the designer of the famed Liberty on the Double Eagle gold coins.
The design was the product of a competition held by the mint and then accepted by the Mint Director, Robert W. Woolley, and the Secretary of the Treasury William G. McAdoo. This was after the Mint’s Chief Engraver’s design sketches were rejected by Commission of Fine Arts. The Walking Liberty appeared on the half-dollar from 1916 until 1947.
The Coinage Act of 1792, also known as the Mint Act or the Coinage Act, established the mint in Philadelphia and directed the coinage to be minted. One of the requirements in the Act called for an image emblematic of liberty as well as the word "liberty". US Coins since the inception have had the word boldly emblazoned as well as a picture symbolizing Liberty.
This representation is presented with 48 stars on the flag as designed by the original artist consistent with the number of state in 1916.
Walking Liberty Standard Specifications:
Dimensions: L 8.3cm x W 7.4cm x H 12.9cm
Contains: 22+ troy ounces of solid silver
Weight: 750+ grams
Limited Casts: 500
Includes: Certificate of Authenticity, custom box and laser fit foam. Each piece has laser-etched serial number & purity .925 silver
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