Silver Walking Liberty Guardian Bell

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1916-1947 excluding 1922, '24, '25, '26, '30, '31 and 1932.

Silver walking liberty half dollar Antique Handcrafted gremlin bell made from two of the most elegant and most detailed coins ever minted!

Each one is handcrafted from 2 genuine 90% Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar Coin.

The Walking Liberty Coin Bell comes with the date side out on the bottom and the reverse side out on the top! Keep in mind the older the coin Is the more worn and harder to read they can be. I pick the best possible coin that I can for each guardian bell.

^^* The Coin used for the top has the reverse side showing outward so the date will be random and not always the same as coin used for the bottom. The bell may have two different date coins but the one showing outward on the bottom will be the date that you choose!

Hand Made In The USA!!!

^^^please allow 4-6 weeks for me to hand make and ship out!!!

The Walking Liberty half dollar was a silver 50-cent piece or half dollar coin issued by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1947; it was designed by Adolph A. Weinman.

In 1915, the new Mint Director, Robert W. Woolley, came to believe that he was not only allowed but required by law to replace coin designs that had been in use for 25 years. He therefore began the process of replacing the Barber coinage: dimes, quarters and half dollars, all bearing similar designs by long-time Mint Engraver Charles E. Barber, and first struck in 1892. Woolley had the Commission of Fine Arts conduct a competition, as a result of which Weinman was selected to design the dime and half dollar.

Weinman's design of Liberty striding towards the Sun for the half dollar proved difficult to perfect, and Treasury Secretary William G. McAdoo, whose department included the Mint, considered having Barber create his own design. Mint officials were successful in getting Weinman's design into production, although it never struck very well, which may have been a factor in its replacement by the Franklin half dollar beginning in 1948. Nevertheless, art historian Cornelius Vermeule considered the piece to be among the most beautiful US coins. Since 1986, a modification of Weinman's obverse design has been used for the American Silver Eagle, and the half dollar was issued in gold for its centennial in 2016.