The hypixel skyblock coins Walking Liberty Half Dollars are an American coin with a monetary value of 50 cents. The United States Mint produced this silver coin from 1916 to 1947. To many numismatics or coin experts, this series represents one of the most beautiful coins ever minted in the US.
The Coin Design
On one side of the coin is Lady Liberty wearing a long gown. The American flag is draped over the shoulders. In one hand she holds olive branches, a symbol of peace. In the corner the sun rises. One the reverse side of the coin is an eagle with outstretched wings perched on a rock. A pine sapling appears to grow from the rock.
President Roosevelt was unhappy with the designs on all the coins. In 1915 the new Director of the Mint had a contest for new designs of all the coins. Adolph A. Weinman was the winner for both the half dollar and also for the dime. Weinman was a sculpture born in Germany in 1870. He immigrated to American with his mother in the 1880s.
Liberty Walking Half Dollars are no longer in circulation, but they are collector’s items. The coins with the lowest mints or production levels are the most valuable due to their rarity.
Production Gaps and Changes for the Annual Proof Set
Since 1936, coin collectors have been attracted to United States Mint Proof Sets. One set includes a sample of each coin minted in a year struck in high quality proof format. This represented an ideal way to build a collection that shows the evolution and variety of coin designs over the years. During the span of offering, these annual collector sets have experienced several changes or breaks.
For the years from 1936 to 1942, each set for a year included the design of the half dollar, quarter, dime, nickel and the cent. During World War II, in the year 1942, the nickel was struck both in the standard composition or in 35% silver. This created a six coin set possibility for collectors seeking completion.
No sets of proofs were struck from 1942 – 1949, with production finally resuming in 1950. The gap was due to the second World War and also the workload for the US Mint to produce medals related to the conclusion of the war.
A somewhat unusual gap occurred from the years 1965 to 1967. This followed the change in composition from 90% silver to clad for the dime and quarter, and the reduction in silver content for the half dollar. Due to a shortage of circulating coins, the US Mint did not strike proofs, but offered special mint sets in their place.
A dollar coin was included in the sets from 1973 – 1981. The dollar coins started with the Eisenhower dollar, and it continued until 1979, when it was replaced by the Susan B. Anthony dollar. Interestingly, the Susan B. Anthony dollar was included for 1981, although it was not minted that year for the general public.
In 1999, when the 50 State Quarters program was introduced, all five quarters struck during a year were included with the proofs for that year. Sets for 2004 and 2005 included two Lewis and Clark nickels. In addition, the 2007 sets included the four Presidential dollars. In 2009, the Lincoln cent completed the largest proof set with four different reverses, commemorating Lincoln’s 200th birthday and making it the largest set of 18 coins.